Young adult

Young adult

Young women and alcohol abuse: a look at trends, consequences, influences and prevention approaches

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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BC Centre for Excellence in Women's Health
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Vol.12 No.2
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2010
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

This article is adapted from Girl-Centred Approaches to Prevention, Harm Reduction, and Treatment and Heavy Alcohol Use Among Girls and Young Women: Highlights of Findings from Literature Review and Web Search. It illustrates how increasing attention is being brought to the issue of substance use by girls and young women, and the associated health and social consequences of heavy drinking, smoking cigarettes, as well as the use of both licit and illicit substances. Local, national, and international data now show that the gender gap in substance use is closing.

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ISSN 14800039

Making space for young heterosexual males: gender and HIV/AIDS prevention education

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English
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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Online
Paper
Author: 
Jacqueline Gahagan
Laura Barbour
Susan McWilliam
Publisher: 
Research Bulletin
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

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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ISSN 14963612

Give it to me now: sexual health information and services for older youth in British Columbia

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English
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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Online
Paper
Author: 
Emily Falk
Ann Pederson
Elizabeth Stanger
Publisher: 
Research Bulletin
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

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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ISSN 14963612
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Includes bibliographical references.

Empowering young women to lead change

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English
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Online
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World YWCA
Publisher: 
World YWCA
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

Provides a manual with activities to motivate and enable young women to believe in their abilities to catalyze change and to mobilize others to do the same.

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kickaction: girls and young women acting for social change

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English
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Online
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POWER Camp National
Publication Date: 
2006-
Publication Place: 
Montreal, QC

Presents a web site for girls and young women who are acting for positive change in their lives, families, communities and governments.

Young Canadian Aboriginal women's feelings about their bodies

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English
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Tara-Leigh Fleming
Kent C Kowalski
Publisher: 
Research Update
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Edmonton, AB

Describes five major themes emerging from a study on the body image of young Canadian Aboriginal women. Includes suggestions for further directions of research.

Barbie meets the bindi: discursive constructions of health among young South-Asian Canadian women

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English
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Paper
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Author: 
Tammy George
Geneviève Rail
Publisher: 
Women's Health & Urban Life
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Examines young South-Asian Canadian women's understandings of what it means to be "healthy."

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Includes bibliographical references.

Improving the health of young Canadians

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English
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Paper
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Author: 
Carol Brulé
Lorna Malone
Publisher: 
Canadian Institute for Health Information
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Highlights research relevant to understanding adolescent health and development. Explores the association between positive assets in adolescents' social environments and their health behaviours and outcomes.

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ISBN 1553926803
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Includes bibliographical references.

Justice system's response: violence against Aboriginal girls

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English
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Online
Author: 
Kelly A MacDonald
Publisher: 
Justice for Girls
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Explores the roots of violence against aboriginal girls in BC and critically examines the judicial system's responses to it, making several imperative recommendations.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Locking them up to keep them "safe": criminalized girls in British Columbia

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English
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Paper
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Author: 
Amber Richelle Dean
Publisher: 
Justice for Girls
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Details the experiences of four young women (aged 15-19) of being arrested, appearing in court, and spending time in prison. Offers an overview of the history of girls’ imprisonment in Canada.

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