Story: Sexual health

Social hygiene

Social hygiene

‘Social hygiene’ was a term used in the early 20th century to discuss venereal diseases. This poster, produced for the Women’s Social Hygiene Association in 1920, was displayed in women’s waiting rooms in railway stations across Canterbury.

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How to cite this page:

Jane Tolerton, 'Sexual health - Community responses', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/27221/social-hygiene (accessed 21 September 2020)

Story by Jane Tolerton, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 7 Dec 2018