Talking about sex is uncomfortable. Such a conversation about private matters can be tough whether the discussion is with preteens or doctors. It is even more difficult when conducted in two different languages. But Marjorie Sable, Professor and Director of the Department of Social Work, works to break down the communication barrier when it comes to family planning.
To learn out about women’s pregnancy intentions in KwaZulu Natal province in South Africa, Sable organized focus groups. She asked these groups questions on topics that ranged from their attitudes about childrearing to their role in decision-making about having children.