Saewyc E, Oliffe J, McMillan E, Miller B, Matthews J, MacKay L, Hirakata P, Roelofsen D, Rivers R, & Creighton G. (2013). What guys say, and what they do: Urban young men’s use of health and social services. Vancouver, BC: Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre, University of British Columbia.
By bmiller on December 4, 2013
We conducted a mobile device survey with 276 urban young guys age 19 to 25 in Vancouver and Victoria, and one‑on‑one interviews with 43 of the guys, to help us understand the variety of experiences. We asked them about their health issues, the kinds of health and social services they had used in the past […]
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 […]
Drozda, C., Saewyc, E.M., Marshall, S., Charles, G. (2013). Street-Involved Young Fathers Across 9 Cities in Western Canada [abstract]. Journal of Adolescent Health, Volume 52, Issue 2, page S75.
By bmiller on March 14, 2013
Purpose: Although street-involved and homeless youth report pregnancy at higher rates, there is almost no research about street-involved teen fathers. We examined the background and current situation of street-involved youth in Western Canada who were fathers compared to their street-involved peers without children. Methods: Secondary analysis of the 9-city 2006 British Columbia Street Youth Health […]
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. […]
Homma Y, Wang N, Saewyc E, Kishor N. (2012). The relationship between sexual abuse and risky sexual behavior among adolescent boys: A meta-analysis. Journal of Adolescent Health, 51, 18-24.
By Sania Ahmed on December 19, 2012
Childhood and adolescent sexual abuse has been shown to lead to increased odds of sexual behaviors that lead to sexually transmitted infections and early pregnancy involvement. Research, meta-analyses, and interventions, however, have focused primarily on girls and young women who have experienced abuse, yet some adolescent boys are also sexually abused. We performed a meta-analysis […]
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. (2012). What about the boys? The importance of including boys and young men in sexual and reproductive health research. (editorial). Journal of Adolescent Health, 51, 1-2.
By Sania Ahmed on January 8, 2012
Throughout the past 50 years, when governments, researchers, and clinicians have discussed adolescent sexual and reproductive health, they have almost overwhelmingly focused on girls and young women. Even limiting to recent work, a perusal of the research literature since 2000 finds thousands of studies that focus only on girls and young women, compared with hundreds […]
Rivers R., Saewyc E. (2012). On “Sex trafficking and the exploitation of adolescents.” [commentary]. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing. 41(2), 163-165.
By Sania Ahmed on January 8, 2012
We commend McClain and Garrity for raising health concerns facing sexually exploited youth in their article “Sex Trafficking and the Exploitation of Adolescents.” Exploited youth are a difficult population to reach, and nurses are at the front line to provide care for these young people in a variety of situations. In their article, McClain and […]
MacKay L, Saewyc E, Hirakata P, Roelefson D, Oliffe J. (2011). The unmet health needs of young men who trade sex for money or goods. [abstract] Journal of Adolescent Health, Volume 48, Issue 2, page S101.
By Sania Ahmed on December 18, 2011
Purpose: Despite recent evidence that street-involved young men are as likely as young women to trade sex for money, drugs, food, shelter, or other goods, most studies of health issues and interventions have focused on young women involved in sex work; almost no research has explored these young men’s specific health needs and access to […]
Chong V, Um K, Hahn M, Pheng D, Yee C, Auerswald C. (2009) Toward an intersectional understanding of violence and resilience: An exploratory study of young Southeast Asian men in Alameda and Contra Costa County, California. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 14 (6), 461-469.
By Sania Ahmed on December 18, 2009
There is a nascent, but growing, literature on Southeast Asian youth violence that focuses on the role of acculturation, portraying violence as a problem of maladaptation. However, scholars overlook the ways in which violence holds meaning for the youth who experience it and how violence may be related to racial and gender identity formation. We […]
Saewyc, E., MacKay L., Anderson, J, and Drozda, C. (2008). It’s not what you think: Sexually exploited youth in British Columbia. Vancouver: University of British Columbia School of Nursing.
By Sania Ahmed on December 18, 2008
The images of sexual exploitation of youth in Canada are pervasive and stereotyped, most commonly depicting an older teen girl in a short skirt and high heels standing on a street corner. The stereotypes of sexually exploited youth are wrong. The research in this report shatters some of the myths about sexual exploitation among youth […]