Links for Health Professionals

Guidelines for Gender Affirming Healthcare for Gender Diverse and Transgender Children, Young People and Adults in Aotearoa New Zealand Guidelines to support the development of health services around the country, and provide helpful guidance to all health professionals involved in the care of transgender people.

Medical Sexual Assault Clinicians Aotearoa MEDSAC is the acknowledged New Zealand expert body in sexual assault/abuse medicine. The purpose of MEDSAC is to improve the wellbeing of all people affected by sexual assault or abuse. MEDSAC was formerly known as Doctors for Sexual Abuse Care (DSAC).

Ministry of Health National Syphilis Action Plan The Ministry has developed a national syphilis action plan to guide a systematic and coordinated health sector response to stop the increase in syphilis.

New Zealand Sexual Health Society NZSHS Incorporated is a group of professionals working or interested in the field of Sexual Health. Membership is multidisciplinary and includes doctors, nurses, counsellors, educators, health promoters and others in Public Health working in the field of sexually transmissible infections, including HIV/AIDS, and sexual and reproductive health.

Rape Prevention Education Rape Prevention Education (RPE) works in the greater Auckland area and nationally to prevent sexual violence through the delivery of education and health promotion/prevention activities. Where appropriate, RPE works with Tangata Whenua and other allied professionals in partnership to develop community services, education programmes, health promotion, research and advocacy.

SAATS-Link is an online resource listing the sexual assault medical services available throughout New Zealand.

Supporting Aotearoa's Rainbow People: A Practical Guide for Mental Health Professionals Created by Gloria Fraser in partnership with RainbowYOUTH, Gender Minorities Aotearoa and InsideOUT, this guide is for anyone who provides mental health support in Aotearoa.

SYHPANZ The Society of Youth Health Professionals Aotearoa New Zealand (was established to benefit the community as a whole by improving the healthy development and wellbeing of New Zealand’s young people.

Syphilis in New Zealand A podcast produced by the Goodfellow Unit. Dr Massimo Giola talks about the re-emergence of syphilis in New Zealand.

Syphilis in pregnant women and congenital syphilis A podcast produced by the Goodfellow Unit. Dr Massimo Giola talks about congenital syphilis and screening during pregnancy.


The following downloadable PDFs for Best Practice Guides have been produced by NZSHS. Every effort has been taken to ensure that the information in these resources is correct at the time of publishing.

For a full list of all New Zealand Sexual Health Society (NZSHS) Incorporated guidelines, please click here

Download the NZSHS guidelines as PDF
(click the links below)

PDF-Small.png  STI Summary of Guidelines
PDF-Small.png  Partner Notification/Contact Tracing Guideline – Summary
PDF-Small.png  Chlamydia Guideline – Summary
PDF-Small.png  Epididymo-orchitis Guideline – Summary
PDF-Small.png  Genital Herpes Guideline – Summary (NZHF)
PDF-Small.png  Genital Skin Lesions (Non-Ulcerative) Guideline – Summary
PDF-Small.png  Genital Ulcer Disease Guideline – Summary
PDF-Small.png  Gonorrhoea Guideline - Summary
PDF-Small.png  Genital, Anal and Throat HPV Infection Guideline - Summary (NZ HPV Project)
PDF-Small.png  PID Guideline - Summary
PDF-Small.png  Sexual Health Check Guideline – Summary
PDF-Small.png  Syphilis Guideline - Summary
PDF-Small.png  Trichomoniasis Guideline - Summary
PDF-Small.png  Urethritis in Males Guideline – Summary
PDF-Small.png  Vaginal Discharge Guideline – Summary

Order Print copies for your Clinic

Print copies of the STI Summary of Guidelines can also be ordered by emailing your name, contact phone number, NZ postal address and a note of the quantity you would like sent to