Story: Sexual health

US–Kiwi relations

Generally, United States soldiers based in New Zealand during the Second World War were welcomed. When the line between flirting and having sex was crossed and the soldier got VD, efforts were made to trace the woman or women involved. Listen to a nurse talk about working as a contact tracer during the war.

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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