Workforce Survey Abortion Services [Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion Act 1977 ]

Closed 31 Oct 2022

Opened 15 Sep 2022


The Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion Act (CSA Act) was amended on 24 March 2020 to enable better access to abortion services.

Manatū Hauora - Ministry of Health has a team managing the ongoing implementation of this work.

Further information on the Act and the Ministry’s programme of work can be found at:

And via Learn online –

Why your views matter

Thank you for participating in this abortion workforce survey.

This survey is aimed at individual health practitioners who currently provide, are looking to provide, or who want to know more about providing abortion care. This includes anyone who can provide an aspect of abortion care under the Act, including medical practitioners, nurses, midwives, as well as social workers or counsellors who may provide counselling. 

The Ministry wants to support health practitioners in providing quality and culturally safe abortion services and post-abortion LARC contraception services to build a more sustainable and diverse workforce. This will help support better access to abortion care and give pregnant people more options. To do this, we need a better understanding of your interests and needs including:

  • what you know about abortion
  • if you currently provide abortion care (and if you want to provide more than you currently do), or, if you would consider providing abortion care
  • if you currently provide LARC contraceptive services
  • your opportunities for better service response to Māori and whānau and health equity
  • what your understanding of culturally safe services is
  • whether there are any barriers to service provision.

Health practitioners have a right to conscientiously object to providing abortion services. It’s important to note that your response to this survey is not a confirmation of your choice to either participate in, or opt out of, the service. The results will help inform our ongoing approach to workforce development for abortion services.

The survey is anonymous and will not identify individual responses to the Ministry unless you provide any details that enable you to be recognised.

We will publish the anonymised results of this survey on our website as part of ensuring a transparent process in implementing the Act.

The survey will run from 15 September until 31 October 2022

Please feel free to share this survey link with your colleagues.

This survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Any questions about the survey can be directed to

What happens next

This survey is now closed.

We will publish the anonymised results of this survey on our website in due course, as part of ensuring a transparent process in implementing the CSA Act.


  • Health sector
  • Service providers


  • Workforce