Sexual and reproductive health

Information and resources on sexual and reproductive health.

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STI management guidelines

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are common in New Zealand. Associated complications include chronic pain, infertility, neonatal morbidity and genital tract cancer. Surveillance data regularly indicates that those aged less than 25 years and non-Europeans show a disproportionate burden of STIS, the highest numbers and rates for each STI are almost always seen in the 15 to 19 years and 20 to 24 years age groups. Primary care practitioners diagnose and treat the majority of STI cases in New Zealand.

Best practice guidelines on the management of STIs are an essential component of effective management of STIs in order to: (a) prevent onward transmission; (b) assist with partner notification; (c) reduce potential health complications; and (d) reduce risk of potential complications associated with development of antibiotic resistance.

View STI management guidelines on the New Zealand Sexual Health Society website.

STI Surveillance Reports

View the latest STI Surveillance Reports from ESR (Institute of Environmental Science and Research)

Relevant publications on other sites

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