Saewyc, E.M., Miller, B.B., Rivers, R., Matthews, J., Hilario, C., & Hirakata, P. (2013). Competing discourses about youth sexual exploitation in Canadian news media. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 22(2), 95-105.
By bmiller on December 4, 2013
Media holds the power to create, maintain, or break down stigmatizing attitudes, which affect policies, funding, and services. To understand how Canadian news media depicts the commercial sexual exploitation of children and youth, we examined 835 Canadian newspaper articles from 1989 to 2008 using a mixed methods critical discourse analysis approach, comparing representations to existing […]
Hirakata P, Saewyc E, Callaghan S, Joo S, Metcalfe Q. (2010) In the news: Do print news media accurately portray sexually exploited youth in Canada? [abstract] Journal of Adolescent Health, Volume 46, Issue 2, page S43.
By Sania Ahmed on December 18, 2010
Purpose: Sexually exploited youth (i.e., youth under the age of 19 who engage in sexual activity in exchange for food, money, shelter, etc.) are an extremely vulnerable population. Multiple barriers prevent youth from accessing health services and these barriers are complicated by the significant stigma attached to being exploited. Print news media are a powerful […]