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Kiwi students having sex later but riskier – In the news

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on July 4th, 2016.

New Zealand high school students are now more likely to delay sexual activity, but they are less prepared to practice consistent safe sex, new research suggests. A new study by researchers at the University of Auckland, published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, drew from the Youth2000 survey series which has surveyed over […]

Circumcision health risks and benefits – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on April 4th, 2014.

A new review of US data has prompted a team of researchers to call on practitioners and policy makers to promote infant male circumcision as a health intervention. The article, published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, argues that the benefits of infant male circumcision to health exceed the risks by over 100 to one. The […]

Obesity hurts our sex lives

Peter Griffin posted in on June 21st, 2010.

It is well established that obesity can negatively affect a person’s quality of life, health and life expectancy. New research, however, suggests that it is also bad for a person’s sexual health. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, looked at the sexual behaviour of over 12,000 French men and women aged between 18 […]

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Cervical cancer vaccine to be launched next week

Peter Griffin posted in on August 29th, 2008.

New Zealand’s HPV (human papillomavirus) Immunisation Programme will be launched on Monday, with the HPV vaccine Gardasil being offered free to young girls and women aged 12-18 years, over the next five years. HPV is the most common cause of cervical cancer and in New Zealand currently around 160 women are diagnosed each year and […]

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