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Young Maori parents: A research scoping report about teenage Maori parents

6 months
Approved budget:
Dr Alison Green
Health issue:
Reproduction/fertility/sexual health
Proposal type:
Project Seeding Grant
Lay summary
Sexual and reproductive health policy states that a consequence of Maori teenage pregnancy is poor social outcomes. A cursory overview of literature and discussions with Maori suggest consequences are not so clear-cut. The aim of this research is to gain insight into the different understandings that exist in research and policy literature and among Maori community health experts about Maori teenage pregnancy. This will be achieved by reviewing relevant literature, interviewing three Maori experts, and writing up results for dissemination. Findings will be used to support a more robust qualitative policy-related research project about Maori who are young parents.