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Understanding polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in teens: a guide for parents and guardians

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Center for Young Women's Health, Children's Hospital Boston
Publication Date: 
1999-2005
Publication Place: 
Boston, MA

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.

Guide for girls!

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English
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Author: 
Barbara Cottrell
donalee Moulton
Publisher: 
Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Discusses preparing for work and career, relationships with friends and family, money management and community involvement.

Improving the health of young Canadians

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Carol Brulé
Lorna Malone
Publisher: 
Canadian Institute for Health Information
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Highlights research relevant to understanding adolescent health and development. Explores the association between positive assets in adolescents' social environments and their health behaviours and outcomes.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 1553926803
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Includes bibliographical references.

Justice system's response: violence against Aboriginal girls

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English
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Online
Author: 
Kelly A MacDonald
Publisher: 
Justice for Girls
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Explores the roots of violence against aboriginal girls in BC and critically examines the judicial system's responses to it, making several imperative recommendations.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Locking them up to keep them "safe": criminalized girls in British Columbia

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Amber Richelle Dean
Publisher: 
Justice for Girls
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Details the experiences of four young women (aged 15-19) of being arrested, appearing in court, and spending time in prison. Offers an overview of the history of girls’ imprisonment in Canada.

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Justice for Girls

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy

Promotes support, justice, and equality for teenage girls who have experienced violence and live in poverty.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
604-689-7887
Email Address: 
info@justiceforgirls.org
Fax Number: 
604-689-5600
Street Address: 
606-825 Granvill St
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V6Z 1K9

Racial discrimination as a health risk for female youth: implications for policy and healthcare delivery in Canada: final report

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Alisha Ali
Notisha Massaquoi
Marsha Brown
Publisher: 
Women's Health in Women's Hands
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Presents the findings of a participatory research process involving young women of colour that explored how racism impacts their access to quality healthcare, health education and health information.

ISBN/ISSN: 
DISC.A45 2001
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Includes bibliographical references.

YouthCO

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Support group/peer support

Forms an organization that works to involve youth ages 15-29 from all communities in addressing HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C and related issues.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
604-688-1441
Secondary Telephone: 
604-808-7209 (Confidential Support Phone)
Email Address: 
information@youthco.org
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
604-688-4932
Tollfree Phone Number: 
877-YouthCO
Street Address: 
204-1104 Hornby St
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V6Z 1V8

Youth participation guide: assessment, planning, and implementation

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English
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Online
Mixed Media
Publisher: 
Family Health International
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Research Triangle Park, NC

Provides an institutional assessment and planning tool, a youth-adult partnership training curriculum, a conceptual overview on youth participation, background handouts, and more.

Preparing your daughter for her first pelvic exam

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English
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Online
Author: 
Kristin Jenkins
Publisher: 
Canadian Health Network
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Presents the responses, made by two pediatric and adolescent gynaecologists, during an interview which discussed the most common concerns parents may have about their daughter's first pelvic examination.

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