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Teenage girls and smoking: a research agenda: workshop report, Nov. 30 - Dec. 1, 2001

Presents issues relevant to research on teen girls and smoking. Throughout the two-day workshop, two significant themes emerged as being important to incorporate in all research investigating tobacco use in girls: integration and mainstreaming of sex and gender into all tobacco-related research across the four CIHR pillars plus policy research; and integration of a developmental approach to the study of smoking in girls and teenaged girls. (See Details)

Published: 2002
An exploration of the stress experience of Mi'kmaq on-reserve female youth in Nova Scotia

Examines the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health stressors experienced by Mi'kmaq female youth.

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Published: 2001
Adolescent sexual health services and education: options for Nova Scotia

Identifies health and educational policy issues concerning adolescents and their sexual health, so that action to address this area can be considered for Nova Scotia.

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Published: 2000
Consuming identities: young women, eating disorders and the media

Addresses how media images influence young women's emerging self–concepts. Examines the relation between identity and eating disorders. Identifies gaps in literature and explores ways to improve prevention.

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Published: 2000
Developing understanding from young women's experiences in obtaining sexual health services and education in a Nova Scotia commu

Examines barriers preventing young women from receiving effective sexual health education from their schools, physicians and pharmacies. Based on a survey by Amherst Initiative for Healthy Adolescent Sexuality.

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Published: 1999
Why do we think young women are committing more violent offences?
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
See no evil: how Internet filters affect the search for online health information
Study examines whether Internet filters are likely to hamper young people’s access to health information. Measures the rate at which 7 filters block both pornography and non-pornographic health information during simulated health searches. Compares results for low, intermediate, and highly restrictive filter configuration levels. Concludes that using a more restrictive level does not significantly increase a filter’s effectiveness at blocking pornography, but it does significantly increase the overblocking of potentially important health content. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Understanding polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in teens: a guide for parents and guardians
Provides information on PCOS, the etiology, current trends in medical treatment, and the important role of good nutrition and exercise in order to help parents support their daughters. (See Details)
Published: 1999-2005
Familiar strangers: a study of adolescent prostitution
Presents a condensed version of a research study looking at adolescent prostitution and urban street culture, street youth, and adolescent sexuality.
Published: 1989
Fast times at hard knocks high: a comic book that looks at HIV/AIDS
Provides a graphic novel that look at AIDS in the context of friendship, romance, and communication between youth.
Published: 1997