Southland Sexual Health Service offers a free (some charges may apply to non New Zealand residents), friendly and confidential service to people of all ages.
Sexual health means respecting and protecting yourself and others to reduce the risks of STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections), HIV and unplanned pregnancies, feeling comfortable with your sexuality and having the ability to enjoy healthy, fulfilling and pleasurable relationships. Untreated, STIs can have life-long consequences, including increased risk of infertility and a greater risk of contracting chronic diseases. Using condoms during sex will protect you from most STIs, including Chlamydia and HIV and if you are sexually active it's important to include regular sexual health check-ups as a normal part of your health care routines.
If you are concerned about your sexual health, or would like confidential advice, information and screening for STIs or contraception you can speak to your GP in confidence or visit a sexual health clinic.
For hours at Southland Hospital Clinic or Gore Hospital see website