Story: Sexual health

Who gets chlamydia? (1st of 2)

Department of Health tracking of sexual-health figures shows that chlamydia affects more young people than older people, and more women than men. All ethnicities get infected, but Māori do so out of proportion to their numbers in the population. Sexually transmitted infections are tracked using information from laboratories and sexual health and family planning clinics.

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Source: Public Health Surveillance, Sexually transmitted infections in New Zealand: annual surveillance report 2014

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Jane Tolerton, 'Sexual health - Sexual health, 1945 to the 21st century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/graph/30507/who-gets-chlamydia (accessed 24 May 2022)

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