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The little black book: a book on healthy sexuality written by grrrls for grrrls
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
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
Young women and alcohol abuse: a look at trends, consequences, influences and prevention approaches

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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Published: Spring/Summer 2010