2016

Marion Doull, Ryan J. Watson, Annie Smith, Yuko Homma, Elizabeth Saewyc, Are we leveling the playing field? Trends and disparities in sports participation among sexual minority youth in Canada, Journal of Sport and Health Science (2016), 1-9.

Sports participation and physical fitness are widely beneficial for young people, yet activity levels among young people are declining. Despite growing popular media attention on the participation of sexual minority (e.g., lesbian, gay, and bisexual) youth in sports and various campaigns to improve the often homophobic climate of sports, there is limited evidence that sexual […]

Wolowic J, Heston L, Saewyc E, Porta C, Eisenberg M (2016). Chasing the rainbow: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth and pride semiotics. Culture, Health and Sexuality. 2016 Nov 10:1-15

While the pride rainbow has been part of political and social intervention for decades, few have researched how lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer young people perceive and use the symbol. How do lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth who experience greater feelings of isolation and discrimination than heterosexual youth recognise and deploy the […]

Saewyc EM. (2016). Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) in Canada: Focus on Relationships – Chapter 14. Sexual Health. Public Health Agency of Canada

Sexual health is an important aspect of adolescent development, and the results from the most recent HBSC study are in line with other evidence in Canada that suggests sexual health is continuing to improve among adolescents in Grades 9 and 10 (Poon et al., 2015; McKay & Barrett, 2010). That youth are waiting longer before […]

Saewyc, EM. (2016). Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) in Canada: Focus on Relationships – Chapter 13. Substance Use. Public Health Agency of Canada

Although the continuing decline of cigarette smoking among adolescents in Canada is good news, the emergence of e-cigarettes use among adolescents bears watching. At present, the research is limited on the health effects of the liquids in e-cigarettes, and it is unclear whether they serve as a route to nicotine dependence and regular tobacco use […]

Tourand, J., Smith, A., Poon, C., Saewyc,E. & McCreary Centre Society. (2016). Raven’s Children IV: Aboriginal youth health in BC.McCreary Centre Society

There have been many improvements in Aboriginal youth health over the past decade. For example, there was a decrease in the percentage reporting serious injuries and an increase in those eating fruit and vegetables. Youth were less likely to have tried tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, or other substances than in previous years; and the percentages who […]

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.

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 […]

Ybarra M, Rosario M, Saewyc E, Goodenow C. (2016). Sexual behaviors and partner characteristics among lesbian, bisexual, and other sexual minority adolescent women compared to their heterosexual peers. Journal of Adolescent Health. 58(3): 310-16.

Purpose Data suggest that lesbian and bisexual adolescents engage in risky sexual behaviors at higher rates than heterosexual girls. Whether these findings also apply to girls of other sexual identities is less well understood. Potential differences in risky sexual behaviors reported by lesbian versus bisexual adolescents are also underreported in the literature. Methods Data were […]

Taylor C., Peter T., Edkins T., Campbell C., Émond G., & Saewyc E. (2016). The National Inventory of School District Interventions in Support of LGBTQ Student Wellbeing: Final Report. Vancouver, BC: Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre, University of British Columbia

Taylor C., Peter T., Edkins T., Campbell C., Émond G., & Saewyc E. (2016). The National Inventory of School District Interventions in Support of LGBTQ Student Wellbeing: Final Report. Vancouver, BC: Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre, University of British Columbia

A new national SARAVYC survey headed by The University of Winnipeg’s Dr. Catherine Taylor finds that most Canadian school administrators want to offer specific supports to enhance the safety and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, Two Spirit, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) students. The study surveyed 141 Canadian school districts, including rural, urban, regional; French, […]

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