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Interview with Hailey, 16-17, African, middle class, Christian. Women, Risk and AIDS Project, London, 1989. Anonymised version including field notes. (Ref: LJH10)

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posted on 16.10.2020 by Rachel Thomson
This interview is part of the Women, Risk and Aids Project (1989-90) archive which was created as part of the Reanimating Data Project (2018-20).

Anonymised transcript of an interview with Hailey, who wants to be a doctor. Hailey is in a serious, long-term relationship at the moment. This wasn't a sexual relationship until they had been together for ten months, but they do not use any contraception. Her and her partner have discussed this, but are relying on the withdrawal method - Hailey doesn't want to go on the pill, as she is worried about the health risks. She would like children at some point, but not until she has established a career. Sex Education at Hailey's school was fairly comprehensive, though most of her AIDS education was through the media. She thinks that sex education might be more effective through different youth clubs, especially if it was tailored to different age groups. Hailey also thinks that there is a gendered double standard in society around sexual reputation, and seems to have internalised some of this misogyny - her thoughts around this are very contradictory. She has been brought up as a Christian, and the religion is still important to her, but she doesn't agree with certain aspects of it, like no sex before marriage.

Funding

ES/R009538/1

History

Spatial

London

Temporal

1989

Identifier

LJH10/O

Relation

LJH10/C

Creator

Women, Risk and AIDS Project (WRAP, 1989-90)

Publisher

The Reanimating Data Project (2018-20)

Date

18/04/1989

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