Last week researchers from Monash University conducted an interview training workshop with a group of MCWH bilingual health educators. Our bilingual health educators were trained to conduct research interviews for the Contraceptive Technologies and Reproductive Choice Among Immigrant Women Project. The research will identify how immigrant and refugee women access information and advice about contraceptives; their use of sexual and reproductive health services; and how providers ensure women’s informed choice. The research team will interview 70 women from at least four different countries, including India, China, Afghanistan and Sudan. The Project is being conducted in partnership with Monash University, the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health and Family Planning Australia Alliance.
The research project is funded by an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant 2013-14.