Tagged: sexual health

Stigma and lack of awareness stop young people testing for sexually transmitted infections - Guest Work

Guest Author Jul 02, 2017

By Hayley Denison, Massey University; Collette Bromhead, Massey University, and Rebecca Grainger Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have afflicted humans for as long as records exist, but despite significant medical advances, we are not managing to keep them at bay. Instead, we see rising infection rates and even the re-emergence of some old foes, including syphilis. Read More

‘Gross us out Miss’: talking about chlamydia and other STIs with young people - Guest Work

InfectedNZ Nov 22, 2016

Chlamydia is not a very sexy topic… it should be though, because it’s caught by having sex. It’s surprising how many young people don’t know how common chlamydia is. It’s easy to treat but it’s so much easier to prevent by using condoms when having oral, anal, or vaginal sex. I’m a Nurse Practitioner for children and young people and … Read More

Infertility: what’s it all about? - Guest Work

InfectedNZ Nov 21, 2016

Infertility is defined as the inability for a couple having regular unprotected sexual intercourse to have a baby. Globally, the rate of fertility is declining but infertility still affects one in seven couples in New Zealand. In general, humans are generally not considered to be an especially fertile species, with a potential capability of 20-30% reproductive success with each menstrual … Read More