Search Resources (English): Risk taking behaviour

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Teenage pregnancy and associated risk behaviors among sexually abused adolescents

Studies the link between adolescent pregnancy and sexual abuse history. Concludes that teenage pregnancy risk is strongly linked to sexual abuse, especially for males and those who have experienced both incest and nonfamilial abuse.

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Published: 2004
Promoting women's health: what works - fact sheet

Synthesizes findings of the report, "Literature Review: Best Mechanisms to Influence Health Risk Behaviour," which identified effective ways to promote health and influence behaviours that put women at risk.

Published: c2000
Best practices: fetal alcohol syndrome/fetal alcohol effects and the effects of other substance use during pregnancy

Identifies best practices for the prevention, identification and intervention of FAS/FAE and the effects of other substance use during pregnancy at different life stages.

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Published: 2001
Literature review: best mechanisms to influence health risk behaviour

Provides a critical appraisal of the published literature that exists in the areas of health promotion and prevention and the area of public policy to identify best mechanisms to influence health risk behaviour among women in Ontario.

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Published: 2000
Mind the sex gap: bridging sexual and reproductive health and HIV prevention for young heterosexual males

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
Personal health practices
Reviews the social context of women's health practices and self-reported health. (From Women's Health Surveillance Report: A Multidimensional Look at the Health of Canadian Women) (See Details)
Published: 2004
Trends in sexual risk behaviors among high school students: United States, 1991 to 1997 and 1999 to 2003
Describes a decline of 11% in students who had sex between 1991 and 1997, when comprehensive sexuality education was more prevalent. Finds that from 1999-2003, when funding for abstinence-only education increased, there was no significant decline. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Sexual practices, risk perception and knowledge of sexually transmitted disease risk among lesbian and bisexual women
Documents that many lesbian and bisexual women believe only heterosexual women are likely to become infected with a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Finds that many of these women do not take protective measures with their female partners. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Women who use injection drugs: the social context of risk
Examines problems and issues specific to women who are injection drug users. Urges physicans to educate themselves about the dynamics of injection drug use in women, particularly the importance of familial and social contexts and associated psychological factors to better achieve primary care outcomes. Includes references. (See Details)
Published: 1998
Women of color health data book
Examines factors affecting the health and assessemtn of women of colour, as well as issues related to improving the health of women of colour in the United States. (See Details)
Published: 2006