This interview is part of the Women, Risk and Aids Project (1989-90)
archive which was created as part of the Reanimating Data Project
Original transcript of an interview with Anya, who would like to go to university. She has been with her partner for three years. It has been a sexual relationship for most of the duration, but their first intercourse was after two years - she feels it happened quite naturally. They didn't use any contraception then, but Anya now uses the pill. She has a very open, close relationship with her mother, but hasn't seen her dad much since her parent's divorce. Anya didn't have any formal sex education until later in secondary school - she thinks it was too late and too focused on contraceptive methods. Most of her sex education came from her older sisters and her mum. She thinks that there are differences in what young women should expect from men, in terms of respect, compared to their generation. Although Anya identifies as Roman Catholic, she doesn't think that the religion has had any impact on her values at all.