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Lessons to be learned?

Monday 18th November 2013

Are young people in New Zealand getting both the education about sexuality and access to sexual health services they need?

This country has a one of the developed world's highest teenage pregnancy rates and increasing rates of sexually transmitted infections – mostly among people under 30.

During their lifetime 1 in 3 New Zealand women will have an abortion. In 2011, the majority of those were under 30. 

The recent Auckland teenage sex scandal only adds to questions about whether more comprehensive sex education is needed or whether the teaching focus needs to change?

The Wireless senior producer, Megan Whelan, looks at sexual and reproductive health services.