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Health Sciences profile

Dr Antoinette Righarts

PositionResearch Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Preventive and Social Medicine
QualificationsBSc MSc(Epidemiology) PhD(Public Health)
Research summaryInfectious Disease Epidemiology

Research

  • Epidemiology of sexually transmitted infections
  • Sexual health
  • Chlamydia and infertility
  • Antenatal infectious disease (particularly syphilis and HIV)
  • Infertility and resolution of infertility
  • Pelvic pain

Publications

Righarts, A., Gray, A. R., Morgan, J., Saxton, P. J., Green, J. A., Connor, J. L., & Dickson, N. P. (2021). Chlamydia testing in New Zealand: Analysis of the 2014/2015 National Health Survey. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 48(7), 493-498. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000001338

Elliott, M. L., Caspi, A., Houts, R. M., Ambler, A., Broadbent, J. M., Hancox, R. J., … Hogan, S., Keenan, R., … Melzer, T. R., … Ramrakha, S., … Righarts, A., … Thomson, W. M., Thorne, P. R., … Wilson, G., … Poulton, R., & Moffitt, T. E. (2021). Disparities in the pace of biological aging among midlife adults of the same chronological age have implications for future frailty risk and policy. Nature Aging, 1(3), 295-308. doi: 10.1038/s43587-021-00044-4

Righarts, A., Dickson, N. P., Ekeroma, A., Gray, A. R., Parkin, L., & Gillett, W. R. (2021). The burden of infertility in New Zealand: A baseline survey of prevalence and service use. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 61(3), 439-447. doi: 10.1111/ajo.13323

Chua, S. J., Danhof, N. A., Mochtar, M. H., van Wely, M., McLernon, D. J., Custers, I., … Gillett, W. R., Righarts, A., … van Eekelen, R. (2020). Age-related natural fertility outcomes in women over 35 years: A systematic review and individual participant data meta-analysis. Human Reproduction, 35(8), 1808-1820. doi: 10.1093/humrep/deaa129

Mazraani, R., Timms, P., Hill, P. C., Suaalii-Sauni, T., Niupulusu, T., Temese, S. V. A., … Righarts, A., … Huston, W. M. (2019). Evaluation of a PGP3 ELISA for surveillance of the burden of Chlamydia infection in women from Australia and Samoa. Pathogens & Disease, 77(3), ftz031. doi: 10.1093/femspd/ftz031

Elliott, M. L., Caspi, A., Houts, R. M., Ambler, A., Broadbent, J. M., Hancox, R. J., … Hogan, S., Keenan, R., … Melzer, T. R., … Ramrakha, S., … Righarts, A., … Thomson, W. M., Thorne, P. R., … Wilson, G., … Poulton, R., & Moffitt, T. E. (2021). Disparities in the pace of biological aging among midlife adults of the same chronological age have implications for future frailty risk and policy. Nature Aging, 1(3), 295-308. doi: 10.1038/s43587-021-00044-4

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Righarts, A., Dickson, N. P., Ekeroma, A., Gray, A. R., Parkin, L., & Gillett, W. R. (2021). The burden of infertility in New Zealand: A baseline survey of prevalence and service use. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 61(3), 439-447. doi: 10.1111/ajo.13323

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Righarts, A., Gray, A. R., Morgan, J., Saxton, P. J., Green, J. A., Connor, J. L., & Dickson, N. P. (2021). Chlamydia testing in New Zealand: Analysis of the 2014/2015 National Health Survey. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 48(7), 493-498. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000001338

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Chua, S. J., Danhof, N. A., Mochtar, M. H., van Wely, M., McLernon, D. J., Custers, I., … Gillett, W. R., Righarts, A., … van Eekelen, R. (2020). Age-related natural fertility outcomes in women over 35 years: A systematic review and individual participant data meta-analysis. Human Reproduction, 35(8), 1808-1820. doi: 10.1093/humrep/deaa129

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Mazraani, R., Timms, P., Hill, P. C., Suaalii-Sauni, T., Niupulusu, T., Temese, S. V. A., … Righarts, A., … Huston, W. M. (2019). Evaluation of a PGP3 ELISA for surveillance of the burden of Chlamydia infection in women from Australia and Samoa. Pathogens & Disease, 77(3), ftz031. doi: 10.1093/femspd/ftz031

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Righarts, A., Osborne, L., Connor, J., & Gillett, W. (2018). The prevalence and potential determinants of dysmenorrhoea and other pelvic pain in women: A prospective study. BJOG, 125(12), 1532-1539. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.15247

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Righarts, A. A., Gray, A., Dickson, N. P., Parkin, L., & Gillett, W. R. (2017). Resolution of infertility and number of children: 1386 couples followed for a median of 13 years. Human Reproduction, 32(10), 2042-2048. doi: 10.1093/humrep/dex271

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Righarts, A. A., Morgan, J., Horner, P. J., Wills, G. S., McClure, M. O., & Dickson, N. P. (2017). Chlamydia trachomatis incidence using self-reports and serology by gender, age period, and sexual behavior in a birth cohort. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 44(6), 344-350. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000605

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Righarts, A., Dickson, N. P., Parkin, L., & Gillett, W. R. (2017). Ovulation monitoring and fertility knowledge: Their relationship to fertility experience in a cross-sectional study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 57(4), 412-419. doi: 10.1111/ajo.12606

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Dickson, N. P., Righarts, A., van Roode, T., Cameron, C., & Connor, J. (2016). Do reports of age and circumstances of first intercourse differ in a birth cohort when asked seventeen years apart? Journal of Sex Research, 53(3), 321-330. doi: 10.1080/00224499.2015.1058891

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Horner, P. J., Wills, G. S., Righarts, A., Vieira, S., Kounali, D., Samuel, D., … Dickson, N. P., & McClure, M. O. (2016). Chlamydia trachomatis Pgp3 antibody persists and correlates with self-reported infection and behavioural risks in a blinded cohort study. PLoS ONE, 11(3), e0151497. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0151497

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Menon, S., Stansfield, S. H., Walsh, M., Hope, E., Isaia, L., Righarts, A. A., … Hill, P. C., & Huston, W. M. (2016). Sero-epidemiological assessment of Chlamydia trachomatis infection and sub-fertility in Samoan women. BMC Infectious Diseases, 16, 175. doi: 10.1186/s12879-016-1508-0

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Righarts, A., Dickson, N. P., Parkin, L., & Gillett, W. R. (2015). Infertility and outcomes for infertile women in Otago and Southland. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1425). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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van Roode, T., Dickson, N. P., Righarts, A. A., & Gillett, W. R. (2015). Cumulative incidence of infertility in a New Zealand birth cohort to age 38 by sex and the relationship with family formation. Fertility & Sterility, 103(4), 1053-1058. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2014.12.121

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Walsh, M. S., Hope, E., Isaia, L., Righarts, A., Niupulusu, T., Temese, S. V. A., … Edwards, C., Wernick, M., … Hill, P. C. (2015). Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infection in Samoan women aged 18 to 29 and assessment of possible risk factors: A community-based study. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 109, 245-251. doi: 10.1093/trstmh/trv014

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Dickson, N., Righarts, A., van Roode, T., Paul, C., Taylor, J., & Cunningham, A. L. (2014). HSV-2 incidence by sex over four age periods to age 38 in a birth cohort. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 90, 243-245. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2013-051235

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Suaalii-Sauni, T., Aiavao, F., Faafeu-Hope, E., Sopoaga, T., Paul, C., Righarts, A., McCool, J., Kirifi-Alai, N., Hill, P., & Fuatai, F. (2011). Strengthening health research capacity from within Samoa. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 23(1), 100-109. doi: 10.1177/1010539510390782

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