Would You Like to Share Your Story?

Seeking 18-19 year old Hawaiian Youth for UH Manoa Study

What is the Study About?

Over the next few months, we will be talking with Native Hawaiian youth about teen pregnancy in their communities. We are also interested in hearing about how things go after the children are born. Through telling your story, you can help us learn how to improve support for Hawaiian youth. The findings from this study are likely to affect services for teens who may not quite be ready for a baby and want some help. Study findings are also likely to help improve services for Hawaiian youth who are parents and need a helping hand. You'll get a $25 gift card to CVS/Longs as a "thank you" gift.

Who is Eligible?

Native Hawaiian Men and Women who are

1. aged 18 or 19 years old

2. live on Oahu


Remember: we are hoping to talk with young adults with a range of experiences. That means: young women who have experienced teen pregnancy themselves and young men whose partner had a baby as a teen, as well as young women who have not had a teen pregnancy, and young men who have not gotten their partners pregnant.


Not quite sure you're eligible? Interested in referring someone but have questions? Feel free to call us.

Now Scheduling Individual Interviews

Monday, Aug. 24th, 10am to Tuesday, Nov. 24th, 7pm

Your Choice of Time and Place

If you want to participate, simply call the Principal Investigator Dr. Liz Aparicio at 956-4929 or text her at 301-467-5374. You can also fill out the contact request form below.


Dr. Liz will ask you a few questions to make sure you are eligible to be in the study, then she will set up a time for a member of our research team to come and meet with you at a quiet location convenient to you. Daytime, early evening, and weekend times are available anywhere on Oahu.