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Making space for young heterosexual males: gender and HIV/AIDS prevention education  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol5no2EN.pdf

Describes the results of a study that explored young heterosexual males' perceptions of sexual behaviours, roles, and responsibilities, and determined obstacles and gaps in their sexual health decision-making. Includes recommendations.

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Published: 2006
An exploration of the stress experience of Mi'kmaq female youth in Nova Scotia  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/moving22.pdf

Explores the underlying stress experiences of Mi'kmaq young women living on reserves, and seeks to develop policy and program interventions.

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Published: 2001
Mind the sex gap: bridging sexual and reproductive health and HIV prevention for young heterosexual males  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/buddyStudy.pdf

Explores young men's perceptions of sexual behaviours, roles, and responsibilities, and pinpoints obstacles and gaps in their sexual health decision-making. Provides a list of recommendations to policy makers and sexual health practitioners for improving HIV/AIDS prevention services for young men and women.

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Published: 2004
Teenage girls and smoking: a research agenda: workshop report, Nov. 30 - Dec. 1, 2001  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/girls-smoke.pdf

Presents issues relevant to research on teen girls and smoking. Throughout the two-day workshop, two significant themes emerged as being important to incorporate in all research investigating tobacco use in girls: integration and mainstreaming of sex and gender into all tobacco-related research across the four CIHR pillars plus policy research; and integration of a developmental approach to the study of smoking in girls and teenaged girls. (See Details)

Published: 2002
An exploration of the stress experience of Mi'kmaq on-reserve female youth in Nova Scotia  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/an-exploration.pdf

Examines the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health stressors experienced by Mi'kmaq female youth.

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Published: 2001
Adolescent sexual health services and education: options for Nova Scotia  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/policy_disc_papers/disc-series8.pdf

Identifies health and educational policy issues concerning adolescents and their sexual health, so that action to address this area can be considered for Nova Scotia.

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Published: 2000
Consuming identities: young women, eating disorders and the media  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/consuming-identities.pdf

Addresses how media images influence young women's emerging self–concepts. Examines the relation between identity and eating disorders. Identifies gaps in literature and explores ways to improve prevention.

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Published: 2000
Developing understanding from young women's experiences in obtaining sexual health services and education in a Nova Scotia commu  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/developing-understanding.pdf

Examines barriers preventing young women from receiving effective sexual health education from their schools, physicians and pharmacies. Based on a survey by Amherst Initiative for Healthy Adolescent Sexuality.

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Published: 1999
Sexual health services and education for adolescents: options for Nova Scotia  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/moving10.pdf
Summarizes the findings of a research project on sexual activity, sexual health policies and services, and options for addressing sexual health among young women in Nova Scotia. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Visible minority youth taking action for a healthy future: a guide for ethno-racial training trainers workshops
This pamphlet was developed from recommendations from a Canadian Centre for Women, Education and Development workshop. The objectives of the workshops are to familiarize participants with environmental health issues in an immigrant and visible minority context, to develop environmental health literacy, and to better integrate these issues into the participants’ lives and work. It contains suggestions to help create and lead workshops for school, community, and workplace groups interested in policy education and advocacy on environmental health and justice and primary prevention.