Peer Reviewed Journal Articles


Plessis, U., and Macleod, C. I.. (2023). Governing pregnancy in the Global South: the case of post-apartheid South Africa. Health. Risk Soc. 00, 1–16. doi: 10.1080/13698575.2023.2249943.

Healy-Cullen, S., and Morison, T. (2023). Porn Literacy Education. Palgrave Encycl. Sex. Educ., 1–13. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-95352-2_77-1.

Healy-Cullen, S., Morison, T., Taylor, J. E., and Taylor, K. (2023). What does it mean to be ‘porn literate’: perspectives of young people, parents and teachers in Aotearoa New Zealand. Cult. Heal. Sex. 0, 1–17. doi: 10.1080/13691058.2023.2194355.

Healy-Cullen, S., Morison, T., Taylor, J. E., and Taylor, K. (2023). Performing smart sexual selves: A sexual scripting analysis of youth talk about internet pornography. Sexualities 0, 1–17. doi: 10.1177/13634607231152596.


Morison, T., Macleod, C. I., and Lynch, I. (2022). ‘My friends would laugh at me’: embedding the dominant heterosexual script in the talk of primary school students. Gend. Educ. 34, 329–345. doi: 10.1080/09540253.2021.1929856

Morison, T. (2023). Using reproductive justice as a theoretical lens in qualitative research in psychology. Qual. Res. Psychol. 20, 172–192. doi: 10.1080/14780887.2022.2121236

Macleod, C. I., and Reynolds, J. H. (2022). Reproductive health systems analyses and the reparative reproductive justice approach: a case study of unsafe abortion in Lesotho. Glob. Public Health 17, 801–814. doi: 10.1080/17441692.2021.1887317

Macleod, C. I., Reynolds, J. H., & Delate, R. (2022). Women Who Sell Sex in Eastern and Southern Africa : A Scoping Review of Non-Barrier Contraception, Pregnancy and Abortion. Public Health Reviews, 43(May).

Morison, T. (2022). Patient-provider power relations in counselling on long-acting reversible contraception: a discursive study of provider perspectives. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 0(0), 1–17.

Pinto, P., Macleod, C. I., and Nhamo-Murire, M. (2022). The Binary Order of Things: A Discursive Study of Nursing Students’ Talk on Providing, and Learning About, LGBT Patient Care. J. Homosex. 00, 1–32. doi: 10.1080/00918369.2022.2048163


Morison, T., Macleod, C. I., & Lynch, I. (2021). ‘My friends would laugh at me’: Embedding the dominant heterosexual script in the talk of primary school students. Gender and Education, 1–17.

Morison, T. (2021). Reproductive justice: A radical framework for researching sexual and reproductive issues in psychology. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 15(6), 1–10.

Macleod, C. I., Young, C., & Molokoe, K. (2021). Alcohol use during pregnancy: Prevalence and patterns in selected Buffalo City Areas, South Africa. African Journal of Reproductive Health, 25(1), 114–121.

Morison, T., & Eagar, D. (2021). Women’s perspectives on long-acting reversible contraception : a critical scoping review of qualitative research critical scoping review of qualitative research. Women & Health, 1–15.

Matebese, S., Macleod, C. I., & Tsetse, N. (2021). The Shame of Drinking Alcohol While Pregnant: The Production of Avoidance and Ill-Health. Journal of Women and Social Work, 088610992098513.

Healy-Cullen, S., Taylor, J. E., Morison, T., & Ross, K. (2021). Using Q ‑ Methodology to Explore Stakeholder Views about Porn Literacy Education. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, Online.

Macleod, C. I., Capdevila, R., Marecek, J., Braun, V., Gavey, N., & Wilkinson, S. (2021). Celebrating 30 years of Feminism & Psychology. Feminism and Psychology, 31(3), 313–325.


          Feltham-King, T., & Macleod, C.I. (2020). Multi-layered risk management in under-resourced antenatal clinics: a scientific-bureaucratic approach versus street-level bureaucracyHealth, Risk & Society22(1), 31-52.

          Macleod, C. I., Bhatia, S., & Liu, W. (2020). Feminisms and decolonising psychology: Possibilities and challenges. Feminism & Psychology, 30(3) 287–305.

            Mavuso, J.M.J., Chiweshe, M.T., & Macleod, C.I. (2020). ‘Choice’ in women’s abortion decision-making narratives: Introducing a supportability approach. Psychology in Society, 59, 20-40.

              Macleod, C.I., Du Toit, R., Paphitis, S. & Kelland, L. (2020). Social and structural barriers related to menstruation across diverse schools in the Eastern CapeSouth African Journal of Education, 40(3), 1-9.

              Ndabula, Y., Macleod, C.I., & Saville-Young, L. (2020). Sistering and sexual socialisation: a discursive study of Xhosa women’s sisterly interactions concerning sex and reproduction. Culture, Health & Sexuality, Online First,

              Macleod, C. I., Matebese, S., & Tsetse, N. (2020). “I drank because I wanted to deal with the frustration”: Explaining alcohol consumption during pregnancy in a low-resource setting - women’s, partners and family members’ narratives. Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk, 55(1).

                    Fleischack, A., Macleod, C.I., & Böhmke, W. (2020). The Conundrums of counselling women in violent intimate partner relationships in South Africa: Implications for practice. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 42(1), 65–80.

                    Macleod, C. I., & Feltham-King, T. (2020). Young pregnant women and public health: Introducing a critical reparative justice/care approach using South African case studies. Critical Public Health, 30(3), 319–329.

                    Mavuso, J.M.J., & Macleod, C.I. (2020). Contradictions in womxn’s experiences of pre-abortion counselling in South Africa: Implications for client-centred practice. Nursing Inquiry, 27(2), e12330.

                    Wootton, S., & Morison, T. (2020). Menstrual management and the negotiation of failed femininities: A discursive study among low-income young women in Aotearoa (New Zealand). Women’s Reproductive Health, 7(2), 87–106.


                    Macleod, C.I., Mavuso, J.M.J., Chiweshe, M., & Du Toit, R. (2019). Psychological knowledge production about abortion: the politics of location and representation. BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health, 45(4), 290 LP – 295.

                    Macleod, C.I. (2019). Expanding reproductive justice through a supportability reparative justice framework: The case of abortion in South Africa. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 21(1), 46–62.

                    Mavuso, J.M.J., & Macleod, C.I. (2019). Resisting abortion stigma in situ: South African womxn’s and healthcare providers’ accounts of the pre-abortion counselling healthcare encounter. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 0(0), 1–15.

                    Morison, T., & Herbert, S. (2019). Muted resistance: The deployment of youth voice in news coverage of young women’s sexuality in Aotearoa New Zealand. Feminism & Psychology, 1–20.

                    Morison, T., & Herbert, S. (2019). Rethinking ‘risk’ in sexual and reproductive health policy: The value of the Reproductive Justice Framework. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 16(4), 434–445.

                    Saville Young, L., Moodley, D., & Macleod, C.I. (2019). Feminine sexual desire and shame in the classroom: An educator’s constructions of and investments in sexuality education. Sex Education, 19(4), 486–500.


                    Bergen, C., Stivers, T., Barnes, R. K., Heritage, J., McCabe, R., Thompson, L., & Toerien, M. (2018). Closing the deal: A cross-cultural comparison of treatment resistance. Health Communication, 33(11), 1377–1388.

                    Chappell, P., Toerien, M., Jackson, C., & Reuber, M. (2018). Following the patient’s orders? Recommending vs. offering choice in neurology outpatient consultations. Social Science and Medicine, 205(March), 8–16.

                    Chiweshe, M. (2018). African men and feminism: Reflections on using African feminism in research. Agenda, 32(2), 76-82.

                    Chiweshe, M., & Macleod, C.I. (2018). Cultural de-colonization versus liberal approaches to abortion in Africa: the politics of representation and voice. African Journal of Reproductive Health, 22(2), 49-59.doi: 10.29063/ajrh2018/v22i2.5.

                    Essop, R., Tolla, R., Lynch, I., & Makoae, M. (2018). Too young to have sex: conversations with very young adolescents about sex, dating and related decision-making. Human Sciences Research Council,', S36-S39

                    Khuzwayo, Z., & Morison, T. (2018). Resisting erasure: Bisexual female identity in South Africa. South African Review of Sociology, 48(4), 19-37.

                    Lynch, I., Essop, R., Tolla, T., & Morison, T. (2018). Intimate partner violence in Khayelitsha schools; a culture of silence. HSRC Review, 16(1), 10–12.

                    Macleod, C. I. (2018). Expanding reproductive justice through a supportability reparative justice framework: the case of abortion in South Africa. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 1-17.

                    Macleod, C. I. (2018). The case for collation to inform debate and transform practice in decolonising Psychology. South African Journal of Psychology, 48(3), 372-378.

                    Macleod, C. I., Böhmke, W., Mavuso, J., Barker, K., & Chiweshe, M. (2018),Contesting sexual violence policies in higher education: The case of Rhodes University.10(2), 83-92

                    Macleod, C.I., Chiweshe, M., & Mavuso, J.M.J. (2018). A critical review of sanctioned knowledge production concerning abortion in Africa: Implications for feminist health psychology. Journal of Health Psychology, 23(8), 1096-1109.

                    Mahali, A., Lynch, I., Fadiji, A. W., Tolla, T., Khumalo, S., & Naicker, S. (2018). Networks of well-being in the Global South: A critical review of current scholarship. Journal of Developing Societies, 34(3), 1–28.

                    Moodley, D. (2018). The politics of female adolescent sexuality in music: A social semiotic analysis of Liz Phair’s “Glory.” Social Semiotics, 0(0), 1–15.

                    Nhamo‐Murire, M., & Macleod, C. I. (2018). Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) people’s experiences of nursing health care: An emancipatory nursing practice integrative reviewInternational Journal of Nursing Practice24(1), e12606.

                    Sanger, N., & Lynch, I. (2018). ‘You have to bow right here’: Heteronormative scripts and intimate partner violence in women’s same-sex relationships. Culture, Health and Sexuality, 20(2), 201–217.

                    Stivers, T., Heritage, J., Barnes, R. K., McCabe, R., Thompson, L., & Toerien, M. (2018). Treatment recommendations as actions. Health Communication, 33(11), 1335–1344.

                    Toerien, M. (2018). Deferring the decision point: Treatment assertions in neurology outpatient consultations. Health Communication, 33(11), 1355–1365.

                    Toerien, M., Reuber, M., Shaw, R., & Duncan, R. (2018). Generating the perception of choice: The remarkable malleability of option‐listing. Sociology of Health & Illness, 40(7), 1250–1267.

                    Tolla, T., Essop, R., Fluks, L., Lynch, I., Makoae, M., & Moolman, B. (2018). Too young to have sex: conversations with very young adolescents about sex, dating and related decision-making. South African Journal of Child Health, (Special Edition), 32–35.DOI:10.7196/SAJCH.2018.v12i2b.1519


                    Bloomer, F. K., O’Dowd, K., & Macleod, C.I. (2017). Breaking the silence on abortion: the role of adult community abortion education in fostering resistance to norms. Culture, Health and Sexuality, 19(7), 709–722.

                    Chiweshe, M., & Macleod, C.I. (2017). ‘If you choose to abort, you have acted as an instrument of satan’: Zimbabwean health service providers’ negative constructions of women presenting for post abortion care. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 24(6), 856–863.

                    Chiweshe, M., Mavuso, J.M.J., & Macleod, C.I. (2017). Reproductive justice in context: South African and Zimbabwean women’s narratives of their abortion decision. Feminism & Psychology, 095935351769923.

                    Fleischack, A., Macleod, C. I., & Bohmke, W. (2017). “The man can use that power”, “she got courage” and “inimba”: discursive resources in counsellors’ talk of intimate partner violence: implications for practice. Social Work  , Vol. 53, pp. 127–144.

                    Jearey-Graham, N., & Macleod, C. I. (2017). Gender, dialogue and discursive psychology: a pilot sexuality intervention with South African High-School learners. Sex Education, 17(5), 555–570.

                    Kelland, L., Paphitis, S., & Macleod, C.I. (2017). A contemporary phenomenology of menstruation: Understanding the body in situation and as situation in public health interventions to address menstruation-related challenges. Women’s Studies International Forum, 63, 33–41. 

                    Macleod, C.I., Beynon-Jones, S., & Toerien, M. (2017). Articulating reproductive justice through reparative justice: case studies of abortion in Great Britain and South Africa. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 19(5), 601–615. Retrieved from

                    Marecek, J., Macleod, C.I., & Hoggart, L. (2017). Abortion in legal, social, and healthcare contexts. Feminism & Psychology, 27(1), 4–14.

                    Marecek, J., Macleod, C.I., & Hoggart, L. (2017). Abortion embedded and embodied in social relations: Challenges for feminist psychology. Feminism & Psychology, 27(2), 133–143.


                    Feltham-King, T., & Macleod, C.I. (2016). How Content Analysis may complement and extend the insights of Discourse Analysis: An example of research on constructions of abortion in South African newspapers 1978–2005. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 15(1), 1609406915624575.

                    Macleod, C. I. (2016). Public reproductive health and ‘unintended’ pregnancies: introducing the construct ‘supportability.’ Journal of Public Health, 38(3), e384–e391.

                    Macleod, C. I., & Jearey-Graham, N. (2016). “Peer Pressure” and “Peer Normalization”: Discursive resources that justify gendered youth sexualities. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 13(3), 230–240.

                    Macleod, C.I., Capdevila, R., & Marecek, J. (2016). Introducing State of the Discipline Papers. Feminism & Psychology, 26(2), 135–136.

                    Macleod, C.I,, Chiweshe, M., & Mavuso, J.M.J. (2016). A critical review of sanctioned knowledge production concerning abortion in Africa: Implications for feminist health psychology. Journal of Health Psychology, 1–14. 

                    Macleod, C.I., & Nhamo-Murire, M. (2016). The emancipatory potential of nursing practice in relation to sexuality: a systematic literature review of nursing research 2009–2014. Nursing Inquiry, 23(3), 253–266.

                    Morison, T., Macleod, C.I., Lynch, I., Mijas, M., & Shivakumar, S. T. (2015). Stigma resistance in online childfree communities: The limitations of Choice Rhetoric. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 40(2), 184–198.

                    Ngabaza, S., Shefer, T., & Macleod, C.I. (2016). “Girls need to behave like girls you know”: the complexities of applying a gender justice goal within sexuality education in South African schools. Reproductive Health Matters, 24(48), 71–78.


                    Callaghan, J., Andenæs, A., & Macleod, C. (2015). Deconstructing Developmental Psychology 20 years on: Reflections, implications, and empirical work. Feminism & Psychology, 25(3), 255–265.

                    Feltham-King, T., & Macleod, C. (2015). Gender, abortion and substantive representation in the South African newsprint media. Women’s Studies International Forum, 51, 10–18.

                    Kelland, L., & Macleod, C. (2014). When is it legitimate to use images in moral arguments? The use of foetal imagery in anti-abortion campaigns as an exemplar of an illegitimate instance of a legitimate practice. Philosophy & Social Criticism, 41(2), 179–195. 

                    Macleod, C., & Howell, S. (2015). Public foetal images and the regulation of middle-class pregnancy in the online media: a view from South Africa. Cult Health Sex, 17(10), 1–14.

                    Marecek, J., Macleod, C., & Hoggart, L. (2015). Feminism & Psychology Special Issue: Abortion in context. Feminism & Psychology, 25(2), 251–252.

                    Morison, T., & Macleod, C. (2013). A Performative-Performance Analytical Approach: Infusing Butlerian Theory into the Narrative-Discursive Method. Qualitative Inquiry, 19(8), 566–577.

                    Morison, T., & Macleod, C. I. (2013). Reflexivity, trouble and repair as methodological tools for interpreting the unspoken in discourse-based data: when veiled silences speak. Qualitative Research, May. Retrieved from 

                    Shefer, T., Kruger, L., Macleod, C., Baxen, J., & Vincent, L. (2015). ‘… a huge monster that should be feared and not done ’: Lessons learned in sexuality education classes in South Africa. African Safety Promotion Journal, 13(1), 71–87.

                    Shefer, T., & Macleod, C. (2015). Life Orientation sexuality education in South Africa: gendered norms, justice and transformation. Perspectives in Education, 33(2), 1–10. Retrieved from 


                    Macleod, C., Seutlwadi, L., & Steele, G. (2014). Cracks in reproductive health rights: Buffalo City learners’ knowledge of abortion legislation. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 21(1).

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