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Adolescent girls affected by violent conflict: why should we care?

Recognizes the specific situations of adolescent girls affected by violent conflict. Examines adolescent girls' participation in conflict prevention, peacebuilding, and community development.

Published: 2005
Scabies  
http://www.youngwomenshealth.org/scabies.html

Offers information on scabies. Discusses what scabies are, who can catch it, how its spread, what the symptoms are, how its diagnosed and treated, how to prevent it from spreading and how to avoid getting it.

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Published: 1999-2004
Racial discrimination as a health risk for female youth: implications for policy and healthcare delivery in Canada: final report  
http://www.whiwh.com/Research/ePub_RacialDiscrimination.pdf

Presents the findings of a participatory research process involving young women of colour that explored how racism impacts their access to quality healthcare, health education and health information.

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Published: 2003
Safety on the Internet: a guide for teens

Explains what a web address is, if you can trust anyone on the internet, what you should know if you want to start using the internet, what kind of on-line name you should have, what a profile is, what to do if you get to an inappropriate web site, what Iming is and is it safe, what a chat room is and is it safe. It also talks about downloading information, what is proper internet etiquette, if you should share your password with your friends, if there is anything you shouldn't tell someone on the internet and there is a lot more information.

Published: 1999-2004
BodyWise handbook

Provides fact sheets and resource lists designed to help health care providers and school personnel to detect eating disorders among adolescents and provide suggestions for promoting positive body image and healthy eating behaviors.

Reproductive questions and answers for cancer survivors: a guide for teens

Talks about hormones and ovaries, premature ovarie failure, fertility and pregnancy, fertility treatments, other fertility issues, and sexual relationships after cancer. Avaliable in html and pdf.

Published: 1999-2004
HIV, women & youth

Provides resources including: info sheets on HIV testing, pregnancy, prevention, and healthy HIV positive living; resources for service providers including statistics and advocacy guidelines; a quiz, story archive, and a glossary.

Published: 2003
Policy research issues for Canadian youth: transition experiences of young women  
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/cs/sp/hrsd/prc/publications/research/2002-000143/page04.shtml

Documents that gender differences exist in educational and occupational choices, experiences, and attainments and that these differences have special characteristics.

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Published: 2002
The formative years: pathways to substance abuse among girls and young women ages 8-22  
http://www.casacolumbia.org/absolutenm/articlefiles/380-Formative_Years_Pathways_to_Substance_Abuse.pdf

Examines the reasons why girls and young women use - or don’t use - tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs, and certain prescription drugs for nonmedical purposes. Seeks to identify characteristics of girls and young women who abuse substances and when they are at highest risk of doing so. Assesses the impact of such use - including the likelihood that experimentation will become addiction - on girls and young women.

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Published: 2003
Cannabis, is it safe?  
http://www.ccsa.ca/docs/cannabis/cannabisE.htm

Examines the reasons why many young people use cannabis, how they get started, and why some have problems with its use. Also looks at the effects of cannabis on health and performance. Provides suggestions for parents and schools to prevent cannabis use. Includes bibliographic references.

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Published: 2003