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 interview with Jean, a second generation immigrant from the West Indies who works in accountancy. She is quite bright and did well at school and college, but has opted for gaining work experience rather than higher qualifications. Jean has never had a boyfriend, which has caused her some upset and anxiety - she would read magazines like Jackie as she grew up and wonder when she would find someone. Sex education at her mixed sex school was fairly straightforward and biological, though she did learn a lot as none of it had been discussed at home. AIDS wasn't covered at school, but she picked up a lot of information on it through her previous job in a library and through the media. Jean thinks she would like to use condoms in the future for protection, but would be worried about insulting her partner. She has some strong views on contraception use and responsibility, which is especially interesting as it is all speculative, and has some very traditional views on sexuality and morality.