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Sexting and NZ born Niuean adolescent females

6 months
Approved budget:
Mrs Amio Matenga Ikihele
Health issue:
Reproduction/fertility/sexual health
Proposal type:
Pacific Health Knowledge Translation Grant
Lay summary
A key finding from this research was the use of ‘sexting’. Although several of the young women interviewed had not yet engaged in sexual intercourse, a few described the concept of sexting as an alternative way of being intimate with their boyfriends without the need of having sexual intercourse. This research contributes new knowledge in an area where there is little evidence specifically around sexting and young Niuean women living in New Zealand.