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 Susie, who does secretarial work for a computer company. She is in her first serious relationship with her boyfriend, who she recently had her first sexual intercourse with - it 'just felt right', though as she initiated it she was worried that he'd think she was 'easy'. At school, she thought her female peers that used the pill as contraception were 'slags', but now recognises that they were just being sensible. Susie would like to get married and have children - she doesn't want to be too old when she has them, but wants to spend some time with her husband beforehand. Sex education was useful for her, though she wishes she had been offered more relevant information on how to access things like contraception. She is on the pill, but would like to continue using condoms as well until she is married, and has not told her partner that she is using oral contraceptives.