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Planning a national STI website

A collaborative project to plan a national STI website that appeals to young Māori

Te Whāriki Takapou (known then as Te Puāwai Tapu), STIEF (Sexually Transmitted Infections Education Foundation), and The Village Collective discussed a collaborative project plan to build a website that supported equitable STI (sexually transmitted infection) health outcomes for Māori and Pacific young people.

Although many Māori and Pacific young people experience good sexual and reproductive health, a significant number are affected by high STI rates and poor treatment outcomes (Ministry of Health, 2003)

For our part in the project plan, we consulted a small group of young Māori to find out what would make an STI website appealing, user-friendly and informative.

This report outlines the process we undertook and our findings that were presented to the website planners.