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Empowering young women to lead change  
http://www.unfpa.org/upload/lib_pub_file/628_filename_empowering-young-women_eng.pdf
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. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Baby boom to generation X: progress in young women's health  
http://www.kff.org/womenshealth/20030404a-index.cfm
Appears as a chapter in "The American Woman 2003-2004, Daughters of a Revolution--Young Women Today," Cynthia Costello, Vanessa Wight, and Anne J. Stone, editors. Explores the changes that have taken place in young women’s health over the past twenty-five years. Discusses young women’s health status and access to care since the 1970s, outlines programmatic developments in health care as they affect young women, and examines the impact of cultural shifts in reproductive health and maternity care as well as the contribution of new medical advances. (See Details)
Published: 2003
A quarter century of change: young women in Canada in the 1970s and today  
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662388976/index_e.html
Presents a statistical picture of the lives of young women in 1976 and 2001. Uses a range of data to compare and contrast the lives of women aged 20–29 over a 25-year period. (See Details)
Published: 2004
The little black book: a book on healthy sexuality written by grrrls for grrrls  
http://www.ststephenshouse.com/littleblackbook/#
Written by teenage girls in Toronto for other teenage girls. Covers such topics as relationships, periods, sex, birth control, pregnancy, abortion, STI's, AIDS, and sexual assault. Concludes with a Toronto area resource guide for youth. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Early sexual intercourse, condom use and sexually transmitted diseases  
http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/050503/d050503a.htm
Summarizes two studies: one on early sexual intercourse, and one on sexual intercourse, condom use and sexually transmitted diseases among older teens and young adults. (See Details)
Published: 2005
"Nothing fit me": the information and support needs of Canadian young women with breast cancer: final report  
http://cbcn.ca/docs/Nothing%20Fit%20Me%20Final%20Report.PDF
Investigates the experiences of young women who live with breast cancer. (See Details)
Published: 2004
The Young Mothers Project: prevention of otitis media through breastfeeding and second-hand smoke abatement  
http://www.coespecialneeds.ca/PDF/youngmothers.pdf
Reports on interventions that encouraged young women to choose to breastfeed as long as possible, to reduce the prevalence of chornic otitis media, and attempt to reduce their babies' exposure to second-hand smoke. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Why do we think young women are committing more violent offences?  
http://www.elizabethfry.ca/violent/page1.htm
Discusses the media hype over the supposed eruption of violence among young women, as well as the Young Offenders Act and how it is failing youth. Argues that young people are best served by supportive and proactive interventions, not by incarceration. Speaks of the importance of prevention and the need for empowering and supportive services for youth not only within the criminal justice system, but in the child welfare, educational, medical, and mental health systems as well, touching on the fact that this type of prevention is far more cost-effective than current criminal justice approaches. Also deals with the problems of abuse suffered in custody and the lack of adequate services for female offenders and young women in the justice system. (See Details)
Published: 1997
Young women with breast cancer in Canada  
http://www.cbcn.ca/youngwomen/e_index.php
Provides a web site that includes information to support young women with breast cancer and young women who are breast cancer survivors. (See Details)
Published: 2004-
Young women of color and their risk for HIV and other STIs  
http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/publications/iag/ywoc.pdf
Examines the socioeconomic, cultural, and gender barriers limit the ability of some young women of colour in the United States to receive information on sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, access culturally appropriate health care, and reduce sexual risks. Includes references. (See Details)
Published: 2003