Story: Sexual health

Ettie Rout and New Zealand soldiers (2nd of 4)

Ettie Rout and New Zealand soldiers

Safer-sex advocate Ettie Rout (middle row, second from right) poses with a group of New Zealand soldiers in Paris, France, in August 1918. Rout endeavoured to meet every New Zealand soldier coming to the city on leave. She offered them a place to stay the night, looked after their gear, and gave them a card for Madame Yvonne’s, a brothel where safe sex was practised.

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Jane Tolerton, 'Sexual health - Sexual health, 1914–1945', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 June 2024)

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