Dr. Gen Creighton
Creighton G*, MacMillan E*, Oliffe J, Saewyc E. (2015). Living for the moment: Men consider risk practices following the death of a friend.Sociology of Health and Illness. 37(3): 355-369.
By jacqueline marchioni on October 26, 2016
The primary cause of death for men under the age of 30 is unintentional injury and, despite health-promotion efforts and programme interventions, male injury and death rates have not decreased in recent years. Drawing on 22 interviews from a study of men, risk and grief, we describe how a risk-related tragedy shaped the participants’ understandings […]
Creighton G*, Matthews J, Oliffe J, Saewyc E. (2016). “Dulling the edges”: Young men’s use of alcohol to deal with grief following the death of a male friend. Health Education & Behavior. 43(1): 54-60.
By jacqueline marchioni on October 26, 2016
The death of a male friend can be challenging for men because expressions of grief can be governed and restrained by dominant ideals of masculinity. It is common for young men to engage in health risk practices, such as alcohol overuse, to deal with feelings of sadness. This qualitative study investigated the ways that young […]
Creighton G., Oliffe J., Butterwick S, Saewyc E. (2013). After the death of a male friend: Young men’s expressions and masculine identities. Social Science and Medicine, 84, 35-43.
By Sania Ahmed on August 5, 2013
Young men can have an uncomfortable relationship with grief. Socially constructed masculine ideals dictate that men be stoic in the aftermath of loss, most often expressing their sadness and despair as anger. Perhaps because of alignment to such masculine ideals little research has been done to explore young men’s grief – and chronicle the ways […]
Rivers R, Saewyc E, MacKay L, Roelefson D, Matthews J, Creighton G, Oliffe J. (2013). Masculinities and marginalized young men’s patterns of accessing health services.
By Sania Ahmed on July 28, 2013
Poster presented at the 45th annual meeting of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, March 13-16, Atlanta, Georgia.
Rivers, R., Saewyc, E.M., MacKay, L., Matthews, J., Roelofsen, D., Creighton, G. & Oliffe, J. (2013). Masculinities and Marginalized Young Men’s Patterns of Accessing Health Care Services [abstract]. Journal of Adolescent Health, Volume 52, Issue 2, page S21.
By bmiller on March 14, 2013
Purpose: There is limited research on how young men who trade sex access and experience health services compared to other urban, at-risk young men, and how masculinities might influence these experiences. We compared health services access patterns and reasons for foregone care between marginalized urban young men with and without a history of trading sex. […]
Creighton G., McMillan E., Miller B.B., Saewyc E. (2013). Girls on the Street, Period: Street-Involved Young Women Managing Menstruation (Community Report). Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre, University of British Columbia School of Nursing, Vancouver, Canada.
By bmiller on February 6, 2013
In 2011 and 2012 our research team went to places where street-involved girls hang out to ask them about their experience living on the street and dealing with getting their periods. This community report shares what they told us. Girls on the Street Period, Street-Involved Young Women Managing Menstruation Community Report This research was done […]
Saewyc E., Rivers R., Creighton G., Drozda C., Roelefson D., & Oliffe J. (2012). The XY Factor: The State of Boys’ and Young Men’s Health in British Columbia. University of British Columbia.
By Sania Ahmed on December 18, 2012
This report brings together population-level data, where it exists, about the health indicators for boys (12 to 18 years) and young men (19 to 25 years) in British Columbia. Some of the data offers comparisons to girls and young women, while other data examines trends in health issues over time, or highlights different groups of […]
Saewyc E., Rivers R, MacKay L, Hirakata P, Roelofsen D, Oliffe J, Matthews J, and Creighton G. (2012). Patterns of health care access among marginalized urban young men: How sexual orientation, quality, and masculinity influence decisions to access care.
By Sania Ahmed on July 28, 2012
Oral presentation at the CIHR-IGH conference, Advancing Excellence in Gender, Sex and Health Research, October 29-31, 2012 in Montreal.
Creighton, G., Matthews, J., Oliffe, J., Butterwick, S., & Saewyc, E. (2011). “Picturing masculinity: Young men’s health/risk practices following the death of a friend.”
By Sania Ahmed on January 10, 2011
Paper presented at the Canadian Public Health Association annual meeting, June 2011, Montreal Quebec.