Search Resources (English): Risk taking behaviour

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Teenage pregnancy and associated risk behaviors among sexually abused adolescents  
http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/journals/3609804.html

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  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/pubs/drugs-drogues/best_practices-meilleures_pratiques/index_e.html

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  
https://ozone.scholarsportal.info/bitstream/1873/5763/1/10315505.pdf

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  
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
Women who use injection drugs: the social context of risk  
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/reprint/159/4/355.pdf
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  
http://orwh.od.nih.gov/pubs/WomenofColor2006.pdf
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
Smoking and health  
http://www.cancer.ca/ccs/internet/standard/0,3182,3649_367563__langId-en,00.html
Describes how and why cigarettes are harmful. Includes a list of harmful chemicals and poisonous gases found within cigarettes. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Sex differences in injecting practices and hepatitis C: a systematic review of the literature  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/ccdr-rmtc/04vol30/dr3014ea.html
Assesses the influence of gender on drug users' injection initiation, sharing behaviour, and cleaning/disinfecting behaviour. Argues for the development of gender-sensitive education and prevention programs. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Personal health practices  
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6874/4/S1/S4
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