Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Aotearoa New Zealand disproportionately affect young people, men who have sex with men (MSM) and Māori and Pacific people.
Inequities in health care are not acceptable. In order to achieve equitable health outcomes in Aotearoa New Zealand, we must understand what is contributing to these inequities, and operate differently so that inequities are eliminated. It is recommended that health practitioners and their associated organisations use a "cultural safety" approach. This means clinicians and organisations examine their own cultural views and attitudes, and reflect on how they can influence healthcare to reduce bias and achieve equity in both their clinical interactions and service delivery.