Links for Health Professionals

The New Zealand Sexual Health Society NZSHS Incorporated is a group of professionals working or interested in the field of Sexual Health. Membership is multidisciplinary and includes doctors, nurses, counsellors, educators, health promoters and others in Public Health working in the field of sexually transmissible infections, including HIV/AIDS, and sexual and reproductive health.

Guidelines for Gender Affirming Healthcare for Gender Diverse and Transgender Children, Young People and Adults in Aotearoa New Zealand Aotearoa transgender health guideline hosted by the transgender research group at Waikato University.

Medical Sexual Assault Clinicians Aotearoa MEDSAC is the acknowledged New Zealand expert body in sexual assault/abuse medicine. The purpose of MEDSAC is to improve the wellbeing of all people affected by sexual assault or abuse. MEDSAC was formerly known as Doctors for Sexual Abuse Care (DSAC).

Rape Prevention Education Rape Prevention Education (RPE) works in the greater Auckland area and nationally to prevent sexual violence through the delivery of education and health promotion/prevention activities. Where appropriate, RPE works with Tangata Whenua and other allied professionals in partnership to develop community services, education programmes, health promotion, research and advocacy.

SAATS-Link is an online resource listing the sexual assault medical services available throughout New Zealand.

SYHPANZ The Society of Youth Health Professionals Aotearoa New Zealand (was established to benefit the community as a whole by improving the healthy development and wellbeing of New Zealand’s young people.


New Zealand Sexual Health Society

The following downloadable PDFs for Best Practice Guides have been produced by NZSHS. Every effort has been taken to ensure that the information in these resources is correct at the time of publishing.

For a full list of all New Zealand Sexual Health Society (NZSHS) Incorporated guidelines, please click here

Download the NZSHS guidelines as PDF
(click the links below)

STI Summary of Guidelines
Partner Notification/Contact Tracing Guideline – Summary
Chlamydia Guideline – Summary

Epididymo-orchitis Guideline – Summary

Genital Herpes Guideline – Summary (NZHF)

Genital Skin Lesions (Non-Ulcerative) Guideline – Summary

Genital Ulcer Disease Guideline – Summary

Gonorrhea Guideline - Summary
Genital, Anal and Throat HPV Infection Guideline - Summary (NZ HPV Project)
PID Guideline - Summary
Sexual Health Check Guideline – Summary
Syphilis Guideline - Summary
Trichomoniasis Guideline - Summary
Urethritis in Males Guideline – Summary
Vaginal Discharge Guideline – Summary

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Print copies of the STI Summary of Guidelines can also be ordered by emailing your name, contact phone number, postal address and a note of the quantity you would like sent to [email protected].