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 Natasha, who would like to travel and eventually study a language at university - though her mother would have liked her to go into STEM subjects. Her sex education at school wasn't the best - it was taught by health education teachers, but she thinks that it came too late and that the boys in her class were too disruptive. Natasha has only had one, short, romantic relationship, but she is ok with this - she would have liked commitment, but thinks that her and her boyfriend were too young at the time. She is quite clued up about AIDS and risk, though doesn't think her peers are too concerned and have not changed any sexual behaviours despite knowing the facts. Natasha would like to use condoms in future sexual relationships, as she thinks that the pill is too dangerous. She has some interesting thoughts on gender, contraception and control within hetero-sexual relationships. Natasha would like children in the future. She isn't too keen on the idea of marriage, but is worried that there's no alternative in terms of symbolising commitment.