Risk taking behaviour

Risk taking behaviour

Sexual practices, risk perception and knowledge of sexually transmitted disease risk among lesbian and bisexual women

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English
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Author: 
Jeanne M. Marrazzo
Patricia Coffey
Allison Bingham
Publisher: 
Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

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.

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ISSN 15386341
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Includes bibliographical references.

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

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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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Paper
Online
Author: 
Jacqueline Gahagan
Laurene A. Rehman
Publisher: 
Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research and Atlantic Centre of Excellence in Women’s Health
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

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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Includes glossary and bibliographical references.

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

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English
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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.

Personal health practices

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English
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Author: 
Heather Maclean
Keva Glynn
Zhenyuan Cao
Donna Ansara
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BMC Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
London, UK

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)

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ISSN 14726874
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Includes bibliographical references.

Sex differences in injecting practices and hepatitis C: a systematic review of the literature

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English
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Author: 
R. Roman-Crossland
L. Forrester
G. Zaniewski
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Canada Communicable Disease Report
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

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.

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ISSN 11884169 (Print)
ISSN 14818531 (On-line)
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Includes bibliographical references.

Teenage pregnancy and associated risk behaviors among sexually abused adolescents

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English
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Author: 
Elizabeth M. Saewyc
Laura Leanna Magee
Sandra E. Pettingell
Publisher: 
Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Washington, D.C.

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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Includes bibliographical references.

Smoking and health

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English
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Online
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Canadian Cancer Society
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Describes how and why cigarettes are harmful. Includes a list of harmful chemicals and poisonous gases found within cigarettes.

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Women of color health data book

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English
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Online
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National Institutes of Health, Office of the Director, Office of Research on Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Bethesda, MD

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.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Women who use injection drugs: the social context of risk

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English
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Author: 
Elizabeth M. Whynot
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Canadian Medical Association Journal
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

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.

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ISSN 00084409
ISSN 08203946

Promoting women's health: what works - fact sheet

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English
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Ontario Women's Health Council
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Ontario Women's Health Council
Publication Date: 
c2000
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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.

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