Ryan du Toit

BSSC Hons. (UKZN); MSSC Research psychology (UKZN)

E-mail: r.dutoit@ru.ac.za

Registered as an Intern Research Psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). 

Editorial Assistant for Feminism and Psychology: An International Journal

Conduct postgraduate quantitative research seminars

Facilitator for the gender and sex project.

Research Interests:

  • Pre-termination of Pregnancy 
  • Discursive Psychology
  • Conversation Analysis
  • Pornography within the South African context
  • Media representation of sexuality
  • The psychology of the internet

Ryan is currently registered with Rhodes University as a PhD student. His thesis seeks to explore how Pre-termination of pregnancy counselling is conducted in the South African context and more specifically in the Eastern Cape. 

Current Research Projects:

  • My cups project: Exploring menstruation related challenges for school-going girls


  • The childfree project: The aim of the study is to conduct a systematic analysis of available literature pertaining to the phenomenon of being childfree, making use of thematic analysis informed by a feminist poststructuralist theory.


  • Pornography and young men’s sexual socialisation: a ‘pleasure maintain/hold’ discourse

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