Need to talk to someone?

The more facts you know about sex, being healthy, and about good relationships, the more confident you will feel when it comes to talking about it.

Lots of health professionals can offer confidential advice about sex, safe sex, contraception, pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). You can talk to:

  • Your GP or nurse

  • A Sexual Health Clinic

  • A Family Planning clinic

  • Your midwife

  • A pharmacist

    Useful websites

    Lots of information is available online, but not all of it is accurate! Here are some good websites that provide more information and places to find support for you or your family and whanau.

    Dr Goodlove

    A Canterbury-based New Zealand website for young adults that has expert information about sexuality, sexual health, reproduction and contraception, and where to get help locally.

    Dermnet NZ

    Not all itchy burny bits are caused by STIs. This New Zealand website on skin conditions provides reliable information from medical experts.

    Family Planning

    This New Zealand-based website provides up-to-date and information on many sexual health-related topics and answers common questions about contraception.

    NHS Choices

    This UK website answers common questions about sexual health and STIs, with reliable information from medical experts.

    Rainbow Youth

    Rainbow Youth is an Auckland-based organisation that provides information, advocacy and education for queer young people, their friends and whanau.

    Te Puawai Tapu

    Te Puawai Tapu is a Maori health promotion organisation specialising in kaupapa Maori sexuality education for rangatahi Maori and whanau.

    The Word

    A New Zealand website for young people with information and resources about sexuality and relationships.


    Te Ohaakii a Hine - National Network Ending Sexual Violence Together (TOAH NNEST) is a network of specialist sexual violence response and prevention services across New Zealand.


    A Taranaki-based website for young people offering information about common problems and where to get help locally.


    Youthline provides a free, confidential and non-judgemental telephone counselling service, and other resources for young people and their families and whanau.

    ...and some others...

    Abortion services in New Zealand

    New Zealand AIDS Foundation

    New Zealand Herpes Foundation

    New Zealand HPV Project

    Positive Women

    information about condoms

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