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Breast health: a guide for teens  
http://www.youngwomenshealth.org/breast_health.html

Focuses on being a guide for teens on breast health. Looks at breast development, what's normal, lumps and bumps, self breast exam, breast cancer risks, buying a bra, and measuring for a bra.

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Published: 1999-2004
On her own: young women and homelessness in Canada  
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/publish/research/020327-0662318986-e.html

Explores the causes, demographics and patterns of homelessness among young women (aged 12 to 24) in Canada.

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Published: 2002
Power camp: model and project tool  
http://www.tgmag.ca/powercamp/manual.html

Designed to provide tools for either organizations or young women to create Power Camp programs.

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Published: 2001
The "invisible" gang members: a report on female gang association in Winnipeg  
http://www.policyalternatives.ca/

Explores female gang affiliation in Winnipeg through interviews with representatives of different agencies in Manitoba whose job involves intervening in the lives of gang women. Suggests that female gang members typically come for poor socioeconomic backgrounds, survive "dysfunctional" childhoods, have suffered extensive abuse, live in deteriorating inner-city areas, and are predominantly Aboriginal - that is to say, from a marginalized ethnic group. Concludes that female gang members have been largely overlooked in gang research and in prevention and intervention programming. (See Details)

Published: 2001
What do YOU think? A youth peer information package on violence  
http://www.gov.nf.ca/exec/wpo/wpo_publ.htm

Develped to help young people educate themselves and their peers about violence and to introduce publications, films and organizations that can inform youth about violence. Provides basic information, raises questions, and promotes discussion and reflection.

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Published: 1999
Young lives at risk: adolescents and sexual health  
http://www.panos.org.uk/?lid=313

Presents a profile of the sexual health of teenagers on a global level and addresses the kinds of risks that are putting their health in danger, such as sexually transmitted diseases, lack of reliable health information, unplanned pregnancy and unsafe abortion, sexual abuse, and anxiety about being attracted to members of the same sex. (See Details)

Published: 1999
Young women's guide: challenge the assumptions!  
www.tgmag.ca

Provides a practical tool to help educators begin to make a gender, race and class analysis central to the existing curriculum, pedagogy and the learning environment. Content is designed on a cross-disciplinary basis in order to be relevant and applicable in a variety of subject areas - social sciences, family studies, science, language arts and women's studies. The collection of young women's voices reflects how assumptions held by the dominant culture restrict young women's lives: assumptions about race, woman's place, sexuality, relationships, physical ability, equality and others. (See Details)

Published: 1998
HIP - health in perspective: a youth-led approach to healthier lifestyles  
http://www.mohawkcollege.ca/external/cira/template/index.html

Presents an active learning program designed to help young women, aged 10-15 years, develop healthy and active lifestyles. Focuses on smoking prevention and cessation while encouraging active living, critical media awareness, respect for self and the environment, and positive ways to deal with stress. Teaches critical life skills to young women using a peer-leader approach. Includes a set of two guides, the Facilitator's Guide, and the Peer Leader's Guide.

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Published: 2000
Quit 4 Life  
www.quit4life.com

Presents four stories of adolescents trying to kick their smoking habit and stay smoke-free. Includes an interactive quiz.

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Published: 1997
Contraceptive technology & reproductive health series  
www.fhi.org/en/ctu/adoltpm/main.html

Provides training modules designed to meet the continuing educational needs of family planning practitioners, program managers, and policymakers in resource-constrained settings.

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Published: 2003