Invitation to take part in a research project


Are you a GP or sexual and reproductive health service provider that has substantial experience in providing contraceptive services to overseas-born ethnic Chinese women?

We would like to invite you to participate in a study that we are conducting at the University of Sydney, which aim to better understand the decision support needs of Chinese women in Australia when choosing contraceptive methods. This study could potentially lead to adaptation or development of contraception decision support strategies or tools for women of Chinese ethnic background.

Participating in the study involves taking part in one-on-one semi-structured interviews either face-to-face or over the phone. Interview questions will mainly focus on your experience in providing contraceptive services to overseas-born ethnic Chinese women, your perception on Chinese women’s information, communication and decision support needs when choosing a contraceptive method and your own needs in supporting Chinese women’s contraceptive decision-making. At the end of the interview, you will be asked about your perceptions on English and Chinese translated contraception decision aid tools.

You will also be asked to complete a short questionnaire about yourself prior to the interview. We expect that the interview will take about an hour and the questionnaire will take less than five minutes to complete.

If you think that you might be interested in taking part in this study, please contact the study coordinator, Hankiz Ekpar, on +61 2 9036 6303, 0402 148 852 or via or lead investigator Professor Lyndal Trevena via with your name and contact details. We will then send you a statement with more information about the study, a consent form if you would like to participate and a short demographic questionnaire.

Participating healthcare providers will be reimbursed with gift cards as an appreciation for their time and participation.