Dr. Simon Snook is a GP, currently working at the Featherston Medical Centre. He is the Director of Abortion Services for the Wairarapa District Health Board, an abortion consultant at the Capital Coast District Health Board and Tairawhiti District Health Board, and a clinician in a vasectomy clinic. Snook is a member of the British and European Societies of Sexual Medicine. He has had experience working in the United Kingdom as a surgeon for Marie Stopes International, and as a doctor for the UK Family Planning Association.
Snip Vasectomy Clinic
Family Planning Involvement
The New Zealand Family Planning's magazine for March, 2010 introduces a new member of the Family Planning Council, Dr. Simon Snook.
"Dr Snook says he was motivated to join Family Planning Council because of the chance to be involved at an interesting time with the application to become a provider of early medical abortions. Indeed, he believes access to abortion care, including free, local and non-judgmental delivery, is the key sexual and reproductive health issue facing New Zealand."
The Regis Clinic was formally launched in 2007 by Simon Snook. On the Regis Clinic website, the purpose of the clinic is stated: "The intention of the clinic is to offer care in all areas of sexual wellbeing. We achieve this by removing the artificial boundaries that exist in other clinics who only deal with one area of sexual health or another."
As at 11 November, 2009, Snook was a Certifying Consultant at Masterton Public Hospital and the Te Mahoe Unit, in the Wellington Women's Hospital, Wellington. Certifying consultants have the job of approving or disapproving a mother being permitted to have her pre-born child killed by abortion.
- Family Planning Association website: Forum Newsletter, March 2010 (accessed on 5 May, 2010)
- Snip Clinic website (accessed on 5 May, 2010)
- The New Zealand Companies Office website: Dexter Medical LTD (accessed on 12 July, 2010)
- Regis Clinic website: Welcome (accessed on 5 May, 2010)
- Abortion.gen.nz website: Certifying Consultants (accessed on 25 August, 2010)
- Semper Vita blog: RU486 a Pagan Pill, 4 August, 2008 (accessed on 5 May, 2010)