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Recent media releases from STIEF, our associates
and other authoritative sources.

 

 

GPs get unclear message on changes for cervical screening, says White

From ​​​​​​​NEW ZEALAND DOCTOR·THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2019

A lack of communication from the Ministry of Health about changes to cervical cancer screening is unsatisfactory, says NZMA GP Council chair Jan White.

Most people in primary care sector knew changes to the National Cervical Screening Programme were afoot, but many weren’t informed the age of entry would officially increase on 1 November, from 20 to 25, Dr White says.

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Why changes have been made to NZ's cervical screening programme

Dr Cathy Stephenson
Stuff.co.nz   05:00, Oct 15 2019

ADVICE:  As New Zealanders, we are lucky to have had a robust screening programme for cervical cancer for many years.

I know from talking to patients from overseas that in many parts of the world this type of screening test isn't freely available, creating inequity of access and leading to preventable cancers in those people who are often most at risk....
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Why are we so scared of checkups?

Re: News – NOTE: Video Content
5 February 2019

https://www.renews.co.nz/why-are-we-so-scared-of-sti-check-ups/


The vaccine that can prevent cancer

Dr Cathy Stephenson
Stuff.co.nz  05:00, Jul 23 2019

This Saturday is "World Head and Neck Cancer Day".

As well as including skin cancers, cancers of the nasal passages, salivary glands and other areas, the "head and neck" group also includes oropharyngeal cancers – those that affect the middle part of the throat.

Oropharyngeal cancers definitely aren't well known, but numbers of people affected by them are growing at an alarming rate – and the consequences of...
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Young kiwis waiting to seek STI treatment

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan
RadioNZ  1:17 pm on 31 August 2018

Young kiwis aren't getting help for sexual health issues early enough.

New research by Massey University, the first study of its kind in New Zealand, found 40 per cent of young people waited until they experienced symptoms, and some waited even longer, before seeking tretament. 
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