One of the major barriers to achieving great sexual health among Rainbow and Takatāpui communities is missed opportunities in primary healthcare settings. This works both ways:
- Members of Rainbow and Takatāpui communities often have reservations about openly discussing their sexual health with clinicians, and;
- Clinicians often have reservations broaching the subject with their patients.
While much of our mahi involves empowering our communities to have the right conversations with partners, friends and clinicians, we also have a role to play in ensuring that clinicians have the information that they need to best serve their patients that exist within our communities.
On this page, you’ll find everything you need to know to get and stay updated with the right information on how to best respond to the needs of the communities we serve, including online learning modules, links to useful external sources, and a collection of resources that you can download and print for your clinic.
NB: Many of the external resources on this page are being constantly updated as new research emerges. We will update resources when specific updates have been made public.