Chair commencement date: January 2014
Relevance of research: Despite the introduction of enabling legislation, and the implementation of a range of intervention, South Africa is faced with multiple challenges surrounding sexuality and reproduction. These include: sexual coercion and violence; transactional sex; HIV infection; rape; hate crimes against sexual minorities; unwanted pregnancies and a high mortality rate. The goal of the Research Chair is to critically assess the social and human dynamics underpinning our slow progress towards full sexual and reproductive citizenship for all.
DST/NRF SARChI Chair for Critical Studies in Sexualities and Reproduction Critical Studies in Sexualities and Reproduction
Department of Psychology Professor Catriona Ida Macleod