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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
Planning for change: women & chemical dependencies
Reports on the Canadian Mental Health Association conference, 'Planning for Change: Women & Chemical Dependencies' held in St. John's on June 11 to 13, 1993. The conference addressed chemical dependency in three specific focus groups: young women, elderly women and Native women. Successive workshops focused on guiding principles in the education and treatment of women, social realities, substance abuse issues specific to each group, services currently available, and ways to make prevention and treatment programs more effective. This report summarizes the collective knowledge, experience and recommendations of the women who participated in the conference. From this conference came the overwhelming sense that substance abuse is a symptom of underlying problems facing women in our society such as low self-esteem; physical, sexual or psychological abuse; poverty; and isolation. It became apparent that improving the quality of women's lives is an effective way to prevent substance abuse and to speed recovery. The report concludes with recommendations to develop culturally sensitive programs for Native women, to provide day care for women in treatment, to treat addictions in holistic ways that address underlying social and psychological problems, to provide social activities that overcome isolation and replace pastimes centred on drugs or alcohol, to teach problem solving skills and stress management.
Published: 1993
GirlSource: a book by and for young women about relationships, rights, futures, bodies, minds, and souls
Addresses real-life topics like stress and depression, menstruation, sex, pregnancy, rape, drugs and alcohol, school, friendship, dating, college, work, and discrimination.
Published: 2003
kickaction: girls and young women acting for social change  
http://www.kickaction.ca/
Presents a web site for girls and young women who are acting for positive change in their lives, families, communities and governments. (See Details)
Published: 2006-
Young women work: community economic development to reduce women's poverty and improve income  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/yww.pdf
Describes barriers and opportunities for young women. Outlines community economic development approaches to preventing poverty among young women ages 15 to 24. (See Details)
Published: 2005
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