Research

Contraception and sexual health

Sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) are an increasingly common cause of infertility. Many women discover their fertility has been compromised by a sexually transmitted infection that they may not have been unaware of. Different methods of contraception offer different levels of protection from STI’s and unwanted pregnancies.

An important part of Nurture’s research is protecting sexual health and fertility from a young age and avoiding the devastating consequences of sexually transmitted infections. In New Zealand, young people under the age of 25 have the highest rates of Chlamydia and other STI’s.

Completed Studies and Key Discoveries