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Upholding whakapapa: A collection of stories describing the journeys whanau have been through in relation to infertility

5 months
Approved budget:
Ms Leanne Hiroti
Health issue:
Reproduction/fertility/sexual health
Proposal type:
Māori Health Project - Grant In Aid
Lay summary
Over sixty narratives have been gathered from whanau and health providers that detail whanau experiences of infertility. Thematic analyses of these narratives highlighted several stories that describe a range of experiences and knowledge in relation to traditional and contemporary engagement with fertility and infertility. The purpose of this Grant-In-Aid is to fund the development and publishing of a narrative book for dissemination within the community and health providers/researchers as there is a lack of resources available in this field for Maori. These stories describe the different paths whanau have taken when starting a family of their own.