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Young men's heterosexual behaviour and the impact of HIV 

The aims of this study were to explore young men's sexual and contraceptive behaviour, and the importance to them of HIV.

The study involved interviews with 58 men from the youngest cohort in the South West Locality, in 1991.

Contact:  Dr Daniel Wight


Wight D, West P. Poor recall, misunderstandings and embarrassment: Interpreting discrepancies in young men's reported heterosexual behaviour. Culture, Health and Sexuality 1999; 1:55-78.

Wight D. Cultural factors in young heterosexual men's perception of HIV risk. Sociology of Health and Illness 1999; 21(6): 735-758.

Wight D. Beyond the Predatory Male: The diversity of young Glaswegian men's discourses to describe heterosexual relationships. In: Adkins L, Merchant V (eds). Sexualising the Social: Power and the organisation of sexuality. London: Macmillan, 1996; 145-170.

Wight D. Assimilating 'Safer Sex': Young heterosexual men's understanding of 'safer sex'. In: Aggleton P, Davies P Hart G (eds). AIDS: Foundations for the Future. London: Falmer, 1994; 97-109.

Wight D. Boys' thoughts and talk about sex in a working class locality of Glasgow. Sociological Review 1994; 42(4): 703-737.

Wight D. Constraint or Cognition? Young men and safer heterosexual sex. In: Aggleton P, Davies P, Hart G (eds). AIDS: Facing the Second Decade. London: Falmer Press, 1993; 41-60.

Wight D, Barnard M. The limits to participant observation in HIV/AIDS research. Practicing Anthropology 1993; 15(4): 66-69.