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Interview with Kirsty, 20-21, British, lower middle class, no religion. Women, Risk and AIDS Project, London, 1989. Original version including field notes. (Ref: LJH34)

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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).

Original transcript of an interview with Kirsty, who works in finance and is training to be a company administrator. She has been in a turbulent on-and-off again relationship for a few years, which had some domestic violence involved. This was a sexual relationship, and though they had been using condoms Kirsty was not allowed to get the pill at the time without her mother's permission and fell pregnant, resulting in a quite harrowing miscarriage. She had already decided to have an abortion as she didn't think they would be able to support themselves, but still feels a lot of shame around this. Kirsty has had several sexual relationships since, and feels incredibly lonely and depressed when she doesn't have anyone around. Sex education at her school was very limited, and most of her knowledge has been gained through reading books. AIDS education has come from TV programmes and her cousin who is gay.

Funding

ES/R009538/1

History

Spatial

London

Temporal

1989

Identifier

LJH34/C

Relation

LJH34/O

Creator

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

Publisher

The Reanimating Data Project (2018-20)

Date

26/09/1989

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