31 Aug 2018

Young kiwis waiting to seek STI treatment

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:17 pm on 31 August 2018

Young kiwis aren't getting help for sexual health issues early enough.

New research by Massey University, the first study of its kind in New Zealand, found 40 per cent of young people waited until they experienced symptoms, and some waited even longer, before seeking tretament. 

With our rates of STIs continuing to climb, lead author Dr Hayley Denison says more education is needed.

A doctor with a stethoscope writes up a medical record

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