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Sexual health

Emerging issues in the management of chlamydia and gonorrhoea

New evidence suggests that a seven-day course of doxycycline...

April 2019

Mycoplasma genitalium: considerations for testing and treatment in primary care

Mycoplasma genitalium infection is a potential cause of urethritis...

April 2019

Syphilis rates continue to rise

New Zealand is in the midst of a syphilis epidemic. Men who...

April 2019

HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP): a how-to guide

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis...

April 2019

HPV vaccination: getting the programme back on track

Vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) infection provides...

March 2019

Contraception: which option for which patient?

Prescribing contraception is a core part of primary care practice....

March 2019

Condoms: advising on the options

Condoms are the only form of contraception that protects against...

March 2019

Oral contraceptives: selecting a pill

Oral contraceptive pills are a safe and effective contraceptive...

March 2019

Depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) injections: an intermediate option

Depot medroxyprogesterone acetate injections are a form of hormonal...

March 2019

Long-acting contraceptives: implants and IUDs

Long-acting contraceptives include progestogen (levonorgestrel)...

March 2019

Access to HPV vaccine widened

The human papillomavirus virus (HPV) vaccine reduces the incidence...

November 2016

Addressing mental health and wellbeing in young people

February 2016

Addressing mental health and wellbeing in young people

This is the first of a series of articles which will examine...

October 2015

Prescribing testosterone in ageing males: why you shouldn’t read this article

Testosterone supplementation may be an appropriate treatment...

August 2015

News Updates

Reminder: Most broad-spectrum antibiotics do not interact with...

June 2014

A “how-to guide” for a sexual health check-up

Good sexual health is about achieving both physical and psychological...

April 2013

Syphilis: testing for “the great imitator”

Over one hundred people per year in New Zealand are diagnosed...

June 2012

Contraception in early adolescence

Young people are having sex. Advice about sexual health and...

April 2011

Selected topics in Men’s health

Erectile dysfunction | Gynaecomastia | Late-onset hypogonadism...

September 2010

Selected topics in Women’s health

Laboratory investigation of amenorrhoea | Polycystic ovary syndrome...

September 2010

Non-occupational exposure to Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Rates of HIV infection are increasing in New Zealand, especially...

December 2009

Lets talk about sex

There are many reasons why sexual health is not discussed during...

April 2009

STI Handbook

A collection of articles from the STI campaign

April 2009

Treatment of sexually transmitted and other genital infections

A summary of pharmacological treatment and management of common...

April 2009

Testing for STIs - four case scenarios

A series of four case studies that illustrate the importance...

March 2009

Sexually transmitted infections - what testing is needed and when?

This article provides an overview of some infections affecting...

March 2009

Sexually transmitted infections in New Zealand

Chlamydia remains the most commonly diagnosed STI in New Zealand,...

February 2009

Erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common disorder that affects...

April 2008


Resurgence of syphilis in NZ? Syphilis had been considered a...

March 2007

Best Tests: Chlamydia

Iron vs Ferritin tests plus:
• Chlamydia update
• Is this woman...

March 2006

Substance misuse in adolescents: alcohol, cannabis & other drugs

The risk of injury or death during adolescence is two to three...

February 2012

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