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Reproductive decision-making

Research objectives: to investigate reproductive decision-making amongst heterosexual and same sex couples. Reproductive decision-making is broadly defined as the (non)negotiation and process around which decisions are made regarding: whether to have children; the timing of childbearing; and the conditions under which children should be borne; to explore the related negotiation around sexual encounters and contraception.

Nature of project: This project started in 2007 and was funded by Rhodes University; on-going work will be multi-institutional – RU; Human Sciences Research Council, University of Pretoria, Jagiellonian University (Poland), Magalore University (India).

Methodology: Interviews have been, and will be, conducted with a range of people in heterosexual and same sex relationships (people who are voluntarily and involuntarily childfree and those with children); data have been, and will be, analysed using narrative-discursive analysis infused with Butlerian theory of performativity.


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