Venereal Diseases in New Zealand (1922) by Committee Of The Board Of Health


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Section 5.--Legislation in New Zealand, Past and Present: Contagious
Diseases Act, 1869 (A), Reference to; Cases Cited (B) which require New
Legislation to deal with; Hospital and Charitable Institutions Act, 1913
(C); Detention Provisions; The Prisoners Detention Act, 1915 (D);
Provisions for dealing with Venereal Diseases in Convicted Persons;
Social Hygiene Act, 1917 (E); Provisions of the Act outlined; Subsidy
for Maintenance in Hospitals 7


Section 1.--Medical Statistics (A): Medical Practitioners, Special
Returns from, Cases reported, Gonorrhoea and Syphilis: Chancroid;
Prevalence. Clinic Statistics (B): Department of Health Data; Clinic
Distribution; Age Distribution; Marital Condition. Mental Hospital
Statistics (C): Syphilis and Dementia Paralytica; Computations as to
Prevalence of Syphilis based on Fournier's Estimate. Incidence among
Maoris (D): Early Days, Miscarriages; Prevalence at Present, Origin.
Death-certificates (E): Two Certificates, one for Relatives, other for
Registrar; British Empire Statistical Conference, Resolutions passed;
Committee's Conclusion 9

Section 2.--Causes of the Prevalence of Venereal Diseases in New
Zealand: Infected Individuals, neglect to undergo or continue Treatment;
Chiropractors; Herbalists: Overseas Introduction; Promiscuous Sexual
Intercourse; Professional Prostitution; Police Evidence; "Amateur"
Prostitution; Social Distribution; Extra-marital Sexual Intercourse,
Result of; Parental Control; Sex Education; Housing and Living
Conditions; Hostels, Advantages of; Moral Imbeciles, Danger from;
Delayed Marriages; Alcohol; Accidental Infections; Dances; Cinema;
Returned Soldiers 11


Section 1.--Education and Moral Control: Chastity, Value of;
Relationship between Sexes; Infected Persons, Responsibility; Church and
Press influence; Parents duty to Children; Pamphlet for Parents; Sex
Hygiene in Schools, Mode of Teaching; School Mothers, Value of, in
Girls' School; Instruction in Sex Hygiene; Adolescents; Moral Standard,
Value of 12

Section 2.--Clinics for the Treatment of Venereal Disease: Distribution;
Work performed; Male and Female Attendance; Locality of Clinics; Hours
of Attendance; Lady Doctors; Supply of Apparatus and Drugs for certain
Cases; Advertising Clinics; Extension of Clinics; Training at Clinics
for Nurses, Students, &c.; Cases attending until non-infective; Male and
Female; Lady Patrols; Social Hygiene Society, Work of; Laboratories and
Free Treatment: Complement Fixation Test for Gonorrhoea 14 Page
Section 3.--Licensed Brothels: Observations on; Dangers of Infection
from; Statistics; North European Conference's Resolution; Flexner's
Views; American Opinion. 15

Section 4.--Exclusion of Venereal Cases from Overseas: Health Act, 1920,
Provisions; Attendances at Clinics; Recommendations; Immigration
Restriction Act and Syphilis. 16

Section 5.--Prophylaxis: Packet System; Early Treatment;
Inter-departmental Committee on Infectious Diseases, Conclusions;
Notices in Public Conveniences; Prophylaxis, Efficiency of 16

Section 6.--Legislation required: Conditional Notification (A)--National
Council of Women, View on; Number or Symbol Notification; Infectious
Diseases Notification Bill, England (1889), Opposition to, Comparisons
with Control of Infectious Diseases; Present System, Disadvantages of;
West Australia Act; New Zealand Legislation suggested. Compulsory
Examination and Treatment (B).--Department of Health, proposed
Legislation, Contagious Diseases Act compared with; West Australia
Legislation, Effect on Attendances at Clinics 17

Section 7.--Marriage Certificate of Health: Royal Commission on Venereal
Diseases; National Birth-rate Commission; Medical Certificate; Statement
before Registrar, Communicable and Mental Disease; Recommendation;
Medical Practitioners' duty 20

Section 8.--Treatment of Unqualified Persons: Chemists, Herbalists,
Chiropractors; Effect of such Treatment; Clinic Statistics relating to
same; West Australian 20

Section 9.--Mentally Defective Adolescents: Danger and Cost to the
State; Supervision and Control proposed 20

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