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Give it to me now: sexual health information and services for older youth in British Columbia  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol5no2EN.pdf

Reports on a study that explored the sexual health information and service needs of young adults beyond adolescence (ages 19-30).

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Published: 2006
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
Transforming spaces: girlhood, agency and power: conference summary report

Presents articles, stories, poetry and essays, all related to a national conference that brought together girls, grassroots workers, academics, and artists who work with/for girls and young women. // Présente des articles, histoires, comptines et poèmes reliés à une conférence nationale qui a rassemblé des filles, des femmes travaillant dans le milieu communautaire, des universitaires et des artistes travaillant avec et auprès des filles et des jeunes femmes.

Published: 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
The "invisible" gang members: a report on female gang association in Winnipeg  
http://www.policyalternatives.ca/

Explores female gang affiliation in Winnipeg through interviews with representatives of different agencies in Manitoba whose job involves intervening in the lives of gang women. Suggests that female gang members typically come for poor socioeconomic backgrounds, survive "dysfunctional" childhoods, have suffered extensive abuse, live in deteriorating inner-city areas, and are predominantly Aboriginal - that is to say, from a marginalized ethnic group. Concludes that female gang members have been largely overlooked in gang research and in prevention and intervention programming. (See Details)

Published: 2001
Young women's guide: challenge the assumptions!  
www.tgmag.ca

Provides a practical tool to help educators begin to make a gender, race and class analysis central to the existing curriculum, pedagogy and the learning environment. Content is designed on a cross-disciplinary basis in order to be relevant and applicable in a variety of subject areas - social sciences, family studies, science, language arts and women's studies. The collection of young women's voices reflects how assumptions held by the dominant culture restrict young women's lives: assumptions about race, woman's place, sexuality, relationships, physical ability, equality and others. (See Details)

Published: 1998
Youth and tobacco  
www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hppb/tobaccoreduction

Identifies key lessons that have been drawn from the work completed on this topic, and profiles a few of the many community-based projects and local and national resources developed under the TDRS.

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Published: 1999
The journey begins  
www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hppb/hiv_aids/youth/journey/

Explores the issues of gender and sexual identity. Discusses relationships, sex, and HIV/AIDS. Describes how to communicate with family and friends about being gay. Makes suggestions on how to find more information on gender and sexual identity.

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Published: 2000
I think I might be a lesbian... now what do I do? A brochure for young women  
www.ncf.ca/ip/sigs/life/gay/youth/youthw.faq

Provides information and support to young women who may be coming to terms with their sexuality through the words and experiences of lesbian youth. (MS Word)

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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