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The Gift of Children: Māori and Infertility

By Paul Reynolds, Cherryl Smith

The Gift of Children: Māori and Infertility

Based on a three-year study, this book explores infertility from Māori perspectives and provides insights into Māori concepts, views and practices in relation to fertility and infertility. Exploring a variety of fertility and infertility issues, the chapters include traditional stories of fertility, Māori fertility statistics, legal issues impacting n on cultural values, traditional adoption, experiences of fertility clinics, and fertility and Māori men. 

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Based on a three-year study, this book explores infertility from Māori perspectives and provides insights into Māori concepts, views and practices in relation to fertility and infertility. Exploring a variety of fertility and infertility issues, the chapters include traditional stories of fertility, Māori fertility statistics, legal issues impacting n on cultural values, traditional adoption, experiences of fertility clinics, and fertility and Māori men. 

The people interviewed talk about how infertility affects  their lives and those of future generations, and their stories confirm the importance of whakapapa and traditional values while facing the introduction of assisted reproductive technologies.

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  • ISBN: 9781775500193
  • Dimension: 138 x 210 mm
  • Pages: 300
  • Format: Softback
  • Language: English
  • Publication Date: 02 Jul 2012

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About the Author

Paul Reynolds

Dr Paul Reynolds is a research director at Te Atawhai o te Ao, the Independent Māori Institute for Environment and Health. He has been at the forefront of kaupapa Māori research and has published on a variety of issues relevant to Māori, such as Māori and involuntary chemical exposure, biotechnologies and Māori, protection of human remains, Māori r... Read More

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Cherryl Smith

Dr Cheryl Smith (Ngāti Apa, Whanganui, Te Aitanga a Hauiti, Ngāi Tumapuhiarangi) is the Director of Te Atawhai o te Ao, the Independent Māori Institute for Environment and Health.  With Dr Paul Reynolds, her research interests include Māori and involuntary chemical exposure, biotechnologies and Māori, the protection of human remains, Māori research... Read More