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Research outputs: SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR

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2021 'Having to use English others us': South African terminologies of sexual and gender diversity

The linguistic coding of sexual and gender diversity remains highly contested in African contexts. While English language terminologies refl...

2021 Factors associated with age-disparate sexual partnerships among males and females in South Africa: a multinomial analysis of the 2012 national population-based household survey data

In South Africa, age-disparate to sexual relationships where the age diference between partners is 5 years or greater is an important contri...

2021 'My friends would laugh at me': embedding the dominant heterosexual script in the talk of primary school students

The dominant 'heterosexual script' positions men as sexually desiring subjects who initiate sex and use active displays of power to attract ...