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COVID-19 Level 2 and Sexual Health

14 May 2020
Posted in Education, General

Sexual and reproductive health services including contraception are essential services, and continue to be available throughout the levels of COVID-19 restrictions. Exactly what is available and where will vary slightly depending on where you live, and which level we are at. Contact your local sexual health clinic, GP or Family Planning if you have any concerns or symptoms.

Important Announcement from the Executive: 2020 Conference Postponed

27 March 2020
Posted in Education, General

It is with regret that The New Zealand Sexual Health Society has made the decision to postpone the 2020 conference due to take place on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 October 2020 in Hamilton, due to the rapid developing situation with COVID-19. The committee have explored several options and we have made the decision to postpone the conference until:

Friday 29 and Saturday 30 October 2021

We invite you to mark the date in your diaries.

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NZSHS publishes e-Bulletin - Edition 2

16 September 2019
Posted in General

NZSHS publishes e-Bulletin

NZSHS publishes e-Bulletin - Edition 2

Our next e-Bulletin - Edition 2 is available. To view the e-Bulletin you need to be an NZSHS member and we have free and paid membership options available.

Guidelines for Gender Affirming Healthcare for Gender Diverse and Transgender Children, Young People and Adults in Aotearoa New Zealand

29 November 2018
Posted in General

The Guidelines for gender affirming healthcare for gender diverse and transgender children, young people and adults in Aotearoa, New Zealand 2018 have been published by the Transgender Health Research Lab of the University of Waikato, and endorsed by the Australian and New Zealand Professional Association for Transgender Health, the New Zealand Sexual Health Society and the New Zealand Society of Endocrinology. Read the full guidelines here: Guidelines for Gender Affirming Healthcare for Gender Diverse and Transgender Children, Young People and Adults in Aotearoa NZ

Dame Catherine Healy Celebrates Investiture

15 October 2018
Posted in General

Our congratulations to Dame Catherine Healy for well-deserved recognition for her work and commitment to gain better conditions and rights of sex workers.

Read the article here (NZ Herald online, 24 Sep 2018)

NZSHS publishes e-Bulletin - Edition 4

02 April 2020
Posted in General

NZSHS publishes e-Bulletin

NZSHS publishes e-Bulletin - Edition 4

Our next e-Bulletin - Edition 4 is available. To view the e-Bulletin you need to be an NZSHS member and we have free and paid membership options available.

NZSHS publishes e-Bulletin - Edition 3

01 December 2019
Posted in General

NZSHS publishes e-Bulletin

NZSHS publishes e-Bulletin - Edition 3

Our next e-Bulletin - Edition 3 is available. To view the e-Bulletin you need to be an NZSHS member and we have free and paid membership options available.

NZSHS publishes e-Bulletin - Edition 1

23 May 2019
Posted in General

NZSHS publishes e-Bulletin

NZSHS publishes e-Bulletin - Edition 1

We have published our first quarterly e-Bulletin. This is planned to be a quarterly publication, and over the next few months we will be working on establishing the format, including guidelines for editorial inclusion. To view the e-Bulletin you need to be an NZSHS member and we have free and paid membership options available.

Dame Margaret Sparrow named Public Health Champion

15 October 2018

Dame Margaret Sparrow has been named a Public Health Champion 2017 by the Public Health Association (PHA) for her life’s work serving and leading sexual and reproductive health services and rights in New Zealand.

Read the article here (Family Planning website, 9 Oct 2017)

Syphilis on the Rise in the South - Otago Daily Times

02 August 2018
Posted in General

Syphilis rates are climbing in Otago and Southland as the country is swept by a resurgence of the disease - and a Dunedin specialist wants greater awareness of the condition. Otago Daily Times, Tues 31 July 2018.
Dunedin doctor Jill McIlraith wants people to be more aware of the dangers of syphilis