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Rangatahi sexual and reproductive health research

12 months
Approved budget:
Dr Lynne Russell
Health issue:
Reproduction/fertility/sexual health
Proposal type:
Joint Research Partnership Project
Lay summary
Using qualitative research methods within a Kaupapa Maori approach that is inherently resilience-focused, this research proposes to explore and identify those factors which whanau believe will: - facilitate a reduction in STIs and unplanned or unsupported pregnancies for rangatahi Maori; - increase consistent contraception and condom use for rangatahi Maori; - facilitate the provision of appropriate and accessible sexual and reproductive health services for whanau; - contribute to a supportive context for whanau to discuss sexual and reproductive health; and - contribute to an improvement in rangatahi Maori sexual and reproductive health.