Hopes New Zealand will follow Ireland’s lead on abortion law reform

There are hopes that New Zealand will follow Ireland's lead in changing the law around abortion soon.

Taboos and inadequate toilets focus of Menstrual Hygiene Day

Removing the taboos surrounding menstruation and ensuring hygiene issues don’t stop girls attending school are the aim of Menstrual Hygiene Day.

Opinion: Siouxsie Wiles – Menstrual cups and toxic shock: rinsing is not enough!

Microbiologist Dr Siouxsie Wiles shares insights on a new study that shows menstrual cups and cotton tampons may not be as safe as people are being led to believe.

NZ researchers restore fertility to mice with polycystic ovary syndrome

Women who struggle to have children due to polycystic ovary syndrome may in future be able to regain fertility by rewiring their brains, new research suggests.

The complexities of accessing an abortion

A woman seeking an abortion in New Zealand has to jump through around a dozen hoops to get the procedure. Abortion Rights Aotearoa releases diagram that shows complexity of accessing an abortion.

Fijian women’s reproductive health worse in NZ than Fiji

Fijian women living in New Zealand are worse off when it comes to family planning and reproductive health than women back in Fiji, a new study suggests.

Novel responsibilities for associate health minister

Health Central talks to Associate Minister of Health Julie Anne Genter about the health benefits of getting people out of cars, sexual health, disability support and climate change.

Alarming rates of vitamin D deficiency in South Island women, babies

Research shows alarming rates of vitamin D deficiency in South Island women and their babies.

PM’s pregnancy will help highlight women’s health issues, says Minister

Having one of the only Prime Ministers in history to give birth in office – happening in the same year as the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage – is a “wonderful, positive thing!”

Funding expanded for breast cancer treatment

Post-menopausal women with early breast cancer will soon get subsidised access to an important treatment drug.


Opinion: Dr Tracey Chandler – Health pregnancy optimisation tips (for you,...

Whilst pregnancy is an exciting time for most, it does take some planning to keep both you and baby well. Ideally you would see...

Opinion: Hope is the key


Psychological support for the wellbeing of Frontline healthcare workers during the...

Sponsored article chnnl (pronounced channel), an app which anonymously tracks employee mental wellbeing, is helping healthcare providers across New Zealand provide psychological support for the...