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A cappella north: a survey of teenage girls in the Yukon
Explores the experiences of young women in Yukon, their concerns and the obstacles they face, including views on self image, violence against women, relationships with parents, gender issues, sexuality, and plans for the future.
Published: 1995
State of world population 2003. Making 1 billion count: invensting in adolescents' health and rights  
http://www.unfpa.org/swp/2003/english/ch1/index.htm
Examines how neglect and under-funding of one billion adolescents’ reproductive health needs are perpetuating poverty and spreading HIV/AIDS. Details how investing in the health and rights of today’s young people is a critical step in insuring people’s present and future well-being. Also examines how gender inequality and the denial of human rigths threatens girls' and women's lives and health, and undermines efforts to reduce poverty. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Human papillomavirus (HPV)  
http://www.youngwomenshealth.org/hpv.html
Explains what HPV is, who can catch it, how you catch it, what happens if you catch it, what kind of treatment there is, and more. (See Details)
Published: 1999-2006
Generation Rx.com: how young people use the Internet for health information  
http://www.kff.org/entmedia/loader.cfm?url=/commonspot/security/getfile.cfm&PageID=13719
Explores how and if young people use the Internet to find health information. Given that young people often have sensitive health questions and there is much health information available online, study looks at youth use of the Internet for health and nonhealth related information including their encounters and feelings about Internet filters and pornography. Results reveal that young people use Internet frequently to get health information. Concludes by recommending that additional research be done on the quality of online health information for young people, the role of search engines in shaping what information is found, and the possible impact of Internet filtering on young people’s access to health information. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Live positive  
http://www.livepositive.ca/
Provides a web site where HIV-positive youth can go for interactive information, games, message boards and more. Created by and for HIV-positive youth with the help of a national advisory committee of professionals. (See Details)
Published: 2005-
Aggressive girls in Canada  
http://www.sdc.gc.ca/en/cs/sp/sdc/pkrf/publications/research/1998-000127/page01.shtml
Examines the biological and social risk factors related to the development of aggressive problems and the psychosocial difficulties associated with high levels of aggression in girls. (See Details)
Published: 1998
Abnormal Pap tests: a guide for teens  
http://www.youngwomenshealth.org/abpap.html
Presents information for teens on abnormal Pap tests. Explains what a pap test is, how a pap smear is done, what a pap test result really means, if you need to repeat the test. (See Details)
Published: 1999-2006
Body thieves: help girls reclaim their natual bodies and become physically active
Provides parents and teachers and mentors with an understanding of girls' development through adolescence and examines the stressors they face.
Published: 2002
Young Canadian Aboriginal women's feelings about their bodies  
http://www.centre4activeliving.ca/publications/research_update/2005/March.htm
Describes five major themes emerging from a study on the body image of young Canadian Aboriginal women. Includes suggestions for further directions of research. (See Details)
Published: 2005
GirlsHealth.gov  
http://www.4girls.gov/
Gives girls between the ages of 10 and 16 reliable, current health information. Focuses on many health topics that respond to adolescent girls’ health concerns. (See Details)