Young Māori women’s access to LARC in Counties Manukau

Aim of project

The full name of this project is Te Kaha o te Rangatahi: Young Māori women’s access to Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive (LARC) in Counties Manukau.

Our study aims to identify health system barriers and enablers to LARC so that young Māori women’s contraceptive need in Counties Manukau can be addressed.

The objectives are:

  • to understand young Māori women’s experiences when choosing LARC in primary care;
  • to understand providers’ experiences regarding delivery of LARC to young Māori women; and
  • to identify health system barriers and enablers to accessing LARC.

From the start, we have tried to make sure our research will sit alongside other work being done to address the unmet need for effective contraception in Counties Manukau. In our view, collaborating with key stakeholders is vital. We want to make sure the findings of our study can be used by primary health providers, funders, and policymakers.

COVID-19 Update

In light of the COVID-19 situation and its likely impact on the primary health care system, we are reviewing how this will affect this study.