Contraceptive Standards

Condoms and other contraceptive devices supplied in New Zealand are required to meet a gazetted standard. Updates to the standards were last implemented in 2014. Since that time, four of the five International Standards Organisation standards have been updated, one of the NZ Standards which had been gazetted has been removed and the second NZ Standard is proposed for removal by Standards NZ.

Medsafe is undertaking a process of aligning the NZ standard requirements with those accepted by other major international regulators to ensure that contraceptive devices sold here meet the current internationally accepted requirements and to remove any NZ specific requirements which would hinder supply of devices into the market.

NZNO welcomes your feedback to inform this process.

Please complete this online survey and send feedback to by 23 April 2020.

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