WHA’s resources and publications:
- ‘Just 10 Steps’: Breastfeeding The Baby Friendly Way
- Decision-making guides
- Breastfeeding promotional materials
- Resources on health topics
- Issues papers and reports
- The Women’s Health Update
‘Just 10 Steps’: Breastfeeding The Baby Friendly Way
This free electronic resource includes provides guidance and tips for women throughout their breastfeeding journey. Download the resource here
Vitamin K does my baby need it?
Vitamin K plays a role in the process of blood clotting and all new born babies have lower levels of this vitamin than adults. This pamphlet gives information to help you make a decision about whether to give Vitamin K to your new baby. It explains the benefits and the possible risks.
Ultrasound scans during pregnancy
Ultrasound is the way of seeing the growing fetus/baby and hearing its heartbeat whilst in utero. This pamphlet includes information on what ultrasound is used for, the benefits and ethical and medical concerns, experts’ views and useful contact groups.
Third Stage of Labour – Making an informed choice about physiological care or active management
The ‘third stage of labour’ is the time from the birth of your baby until the birth of the placenta whenua. There are two ways this can happen, through physiological care and active management. This pamphlet gives information to help women make an informed choice about which approach fits them best and provides information as to what to expect.Back to top
Breastfeeding promotional materials
2008 Maori Breastfeeding Poster“Tumeke”Breastfeeding PosterOutstandingly HealthyBreastfeeding Welcome StickerBreastfeeding Welcome / Waahi Whangai U Back to top
Resources on health topics
Women’s Waterworks: Curing Incontinence by Dr Pauline ChiarelliThe Myth of Osteoporosis by Gill Sanson
Issues papers and reports
Issues Paper: Creating Health Strategies for Older Women by Women’s Health Action, 2015Download here»A Case for a National Women’s Health Strategy in Aotearoa New Zealand by Women’s Health Action, 2014Download here »Women and Alcohol in Aotearoa New Zealand – Literature Review, Alcohol Healthwatch and Women’s Health Action, 2013Download here »Healthy Policy: Improving women’s health through cross-sectoral approaches, Women’s Health Update, December 2010Download here »Gender equity & health sector reforms, Women’s Health Watch, June 2006Download here »Registering foetuses on the National Identity System: implications for reproductive rights, Women’s Health Action Reproductive Rights Issues Paper No.1, December 2011Download here »Constructions of masculinity in alcohol advertising: Implications for the prevention of domestic violence, Addiction Research and Theory, 2012, 20(5), 389-401.Download here »Maternal Obesity Research Investigation Report, June, 2012Download here »CEDAW NGO Perspectives, Women’s Health Action, Revised Briefing Paper, September 2011. Appendix 2, Pacific Women’s Watch NZ CEDAW NGO Report, September 2011.Download here »Welfare Reform, Women’s Health and Human Rights, Issues Paper, 2011Download here »Cartwright Comes of Age? Seminar Report ‘’Maintaining momentum towards a New Zealand health care system with the principles of the Cartwright Report at its foundation’’, March 2010Download here »One for the girls? Cervical cancer prevention and the introduction of the HPV vaccine in Aotearoa New Zealand, Women’s Studies Journal, Vol 24, No 2, December 2010, 25-39.Download here »Back to top
Submission to the Ministry of Health on their Action Plan to address Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Feb 2016Read here: WHA Submission on Taking Action on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum DisorderSubmission on the NZ Government’s draft report to the United Nations about progress in New Zealand in relation to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Jan 2016Read here: WHA Submission on Draft CEDAW Eighth Periodic Report 2016Women’s Health Action’s Submission to the Ministry of Health on Updating the New Zealand Health Strategy. Dec 2015Read here: Health Strategy Update SubmissionSubmission to the National Screening Unit on proposed changes to the National Cervical Screening Programme to make HPV testing the primary screening tool. Nov 2015Read here: WHA HPV Consultation Submission October 2015Women’s Health Actions submission to the Ministry of Justice on the Family Violence Law Review. Sep 2015Read here: Family violence submission WHA Sept 2015Women’s Health Action’s submission to the Ministry of Health on the Strategy for the Health of Older Persons. Sep 2015Read here: Submission on Health of Older People In New Zealand finalWomen’s Health Action’s report to the Health Select Committee on Surgical Mesh in Aotearoa New ZealandRead here: Report to the Health Select Committee on the use of Surgical Mesh – 2014WHA submission on Cross-sectoral ethics arrangements for health and disability researchDownload here »WHA submission to the United Nations Committee Against TortureDownload here »WHA submission on the National Screening Unit Quality FrameworkDownload here »WHA submission on Alcohol Advertising and SponsorshipDownload here »WHA submission on National Screening Unit Quality PrinciplesDownload here »WHA submission on A New National Drug Policy for New ZealandDownload here »WHA submission on the Review of the Health and Disability Comissioner Act 1994 and the Code of Health and Disability Consumers’ RightsDownload here »Back to top
The Women’s Health Update, a quarterly newsletter
The Women’s Health Update is a quarterly newsletter available in print or electronic form. It features women¹s health issues, policy, and up to date information to enable health care professionals, community-based workers, and the public to be at the forefront of women¹s health. The Women’s Health Update is published by Women’s Health Action Trust with funding provided by the Ministry of Health.For a full list of our Women’s Health Updates click here »Back to top