Research outputs

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Alcohol consumption among HIV-positive pregnant women in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: prevalence and correlates

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2013 'The best interests of the child': reflecting on the family and the law as sites of oppressive hetero-socialisation

This chapter aims to reflect on some of the ways in which hetero-socialisation operates within the family as an institution and within the l...

2013 Heterosexual men and parenthood decision making in South Africa: attending to the invisible norm

This article reports on a qualitative study about male involvement in parenthood decision making (i.e., decisions related to becoming a firs...

2013 "Just knowing you found the person that you're ready to spend your life with": love, romance and intimate relationships

It is widely argued that men and women have different understandings and expressions of love and romance. Love and romance are often thought...

2012 (B)order(s) Aids review 2011

This Review reflects on the borders that have been placed around sexual identity, sexual behaviour and sexuality. It also reflects on the ne...