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Community and Public Health promotes healthy relationships, positive sexual and reproductive health, and responsible sexual behaviour. Our aim to reduce the incidence of sexually transmitted infections STIs and unintended pregnancies. We also aim to reduce levels of sexual violence in our communities and levels of stigma towards sexual minorities.
New Zealand has high rates of STIs and unintended pregnancies compared to other countries. Chlamydia rates are especially high among young people aged 15 to 24 years and gonorrhoea rates are also high in some areas. Syphilis rates are steadily increasing.
The highest rates are still among men who have sex with men MSM but rates are also increasing among heterosexual men and women.
Of particular concern are the cases of congenital syphilis mother to baby now being seen. However there has been a ificant drop in genital warts cases since the introduction of the HPV vaccine — now available free for boys as well as girls. Abortion rates among teenage girls have also dropped dramatically and this is likely due to increased education and the emphasis placed on the use of contraception. Contact the Christchurch Sexual Health Centre for further information. Abortion services can now be provided in primary care, meaning people can access this care from someone like their trusted GP and in a familiar setting, Associate Minister of Health Dr Ayesha Verrall announced today.
Funded medication was only ly available to health practitioners working in Family Planning clinics or connected to DHB hospitals. Now these medications can also be prescribed by other trained health practitioners working in primary care such as GPs, midwives, and Nurse Practitioners — via a Practitioner Supply Order.
Associate Minister of Health Dr Ayesha Verrall has announced new data and reporting regulations which will help improve abortion and sterilisation services in New Zealand, by painting a clearer picture of the need in our communities. Service providers are required to collect and report on their services and the procedures they perform under the Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion Act. Download or order resources from the Community Health Information Centre. The Community and Public Health website now has a new on health for the local rainbow community!
This web series has been developed to educate Kiwi teenagers about sex in an approachable and informative manner. The series features a variety of New Zealand celebrities who openly share their own personal sexual experiences on camera.
Local medical experts also feature in each episode with practical advice and information on sex, sexual health, relationships and identity. A division of the.
Promoting positive and responsible sexual health Community and Public Health promotes healthy relationships, positive sexual and reproductive health, and responsible sexual behaviour. Staff at Community and Public Health provide the following services: Sexual and reproductive health information to the public.
Distribution of condoms and lubricants. A programme of seminars to update and inform those working in the area of sexual health especially with youth. Support the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender community. Contact tracing for Sexually Transmitted Infections. Produce a sexual health newsletter twice a year.
Here are some ideas on positive sexual health behaviours: Healthy relationships are the key to good sexual health — respect yourself and your partner. Delay your first sexual experience until you are sure you are ready.
Use condoms and lube every time. Lube makes condoms less likely to break and increases pleasure.
Reach out for help if you are being pressured to have sex — your body, your decision. Limit s of sexual partners. Use reliable contraception unless you want a baby now. Protect your whakapapa family tree. Untreated STIs can cause infertility. Have regular sexual health check ups as some STIs have no symptoms. Drinking alcohol can affect the decisions you make, including around sex.
Dealing with sexual health issues and infections in New Zealand New Zealand has high rates of STIs and unintended pregnancies compared to other countries. Read information on pornography. Restrictions on abortion medication lifted for health practitioners Beehive media release: 9th October Abortion services can now be provided in primary care, meaning people can access this care from someone like their trusted GP and in a familiar setting, Associate Minister of Health Dr Ayesha Verrall announced today.
Strengthened reporting will improve abortion and sterilisation services Beehive media release: 25th September Associate Minister of Health Dr Ayesha Verrall has announced new data and reporting regulations which will help improve abortion and sterilisation services in New Zealand, by painting a clearer picture of the need in our communities.
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