Adolescence

Adolescence

Resisting womanhood

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Barbara Underwood Scharff
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vol 2, No. 4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1981
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article outlines the authors personal narrative, follows her adolescent development, gender journey, fear of sexuality, experiences with amenorrhea, body image and coming into feminism. 

Exercise, physical appearance and self-esteem in adolescence

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English
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Online
Author: 
Merryl Bear
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National Eating Disorder Information Centre
Publication Date: 
1996
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Explores some of the links between culture, diet and exercise with an emphasis on adolescents.

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Includes bibliographical references.

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

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English
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Gender and Peacebuilding Working Group of the Canadian Peacebuilding Coordinating Committee
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

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

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Includes bibliographical references.

GirlSource: a book by and for young women about relationships, rights, futures, bodies, minds, and souls

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English
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Jessica Barnes (ed.)
Wanda Chan (ed.)
Shirley Escobar (ed.)
Ilene Franco (ed.)
Ingrid Garcia (ed.)
Aisha Ivory (ed.)
Faye Liang (ed.)
Diane Martinez (ed.)
Lina Shatara (ed.)
Diana Valdivia (ed.)
Publisher: 
Ten Speed Press
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Berkeley, CA

Addresses real-life topics like stress and depression, menstruation, sex, pregnancy, rape, drugs and alcohol, school, friendship, dating, college, work, and discrimination.

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ISBN 1580085555
TEEN.G57 2003
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Includes bibliographical references and index. --- Review, Network Spring 2006: Young women have many concerns that well-meaning adults may not be able (or willing) to address. Advice is too freely given. Questions about healthy diets, abusive relationships, birth control or sexual orientation are hard enough for adults to tackle, let alone discuss with their daughters or students. Luckily, GirlsSource, an American organization that provides job and leadership opportunities to girls, ages 14-18, from low-income families, is willing to write about them! Written by teens for teens, this work addresses real-life topics like stress and depression, menstruation, sex, pregnancy, rape, drugs and alcohol, school, friendship, dating, college, work and discrimination. It is not about giving advice, the young women state, it is about sharing stories and experiences to help young women make choices for their own lives. The articles included reflect the diverse opinions, concerns, stories and experiences of teens today.

Beyond appearance: a new look at adolescent girls

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Norine G. Johnson (ed.)
Michael C. Roberts (ed.)
Judith Worell (ed.)
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American Psychological Association
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Washington, D.C.

Presents a balanced view of adolescent girls. Reviews research from a variety of ethnic, racial, socioeconomic backgrounds, and ages. Explores gender roles, body image, family and peer relationships, sexual decision making, and experiences at school and in the community

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ISBN 1557985820
ISBN 1557986851
TEEN.B49 1999
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Includes bibliographical references.

Body thieves: help girls reclaim their natual bodies and become physically active

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English
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Sandra Susan Friedman
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Salal Books
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Provides parents and teachers and mentors with an understanding of girls' development through adolescence and examines the stressors they face.

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ISBN 0969888333
TEEN.F75 2002
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Young women who use violence: myths and facts

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Heather Schramm
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Elizabeth Fry Society of Calgary
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Calgary, AB

Assesses the information presented in the media about young women who use violence, and replace the myths surrounding this topic with information based upon a more complete analysis of the issue.

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VIOL.S37 1998

Sex? A healthy sexuality resource

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English
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Janis Wood Catano
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Nova Scotia Office of Health Promotion
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Provides information for teens about sexuality, relationships and healthy sexual choices.

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ISBN 0888718519

Trends in sexual risk behaviors among high school students: United States, 1991 to 1997 and 1999 to 2003

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Advocates for Youth
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Washington, D.C.

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.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Five years of abstinence-only-until-marriage education: assessing the impact

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English
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Debra Hauser
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Advocates for Youth
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Washington, D.C.

Reviews evaluations of 10 US states that took part in the federally funded abstinence-only education program. Concludes that there was no "long-term success in impacting teen sexual behavior" in any of those states, and only one showed "short-term success in delaying the initiation of sex.

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Includes bibliographical references.
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