Sex education doesn’t reflect real-life realities of lesbian and bisexual girls
Most lesbian and bisexual girls don’t know they can get sexually transmitted infections (STIs) from other girls, because sex education is mostly designed for their straight peers.
Jan 10, 2018
Transgender youth avoid health care due to discomfort with doctors
Close to half of transgender young Canadians aren’t accessing health care when they need it, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia.
Dec 5, 2017
Teens consuming less alcohol, but LGB youth rates declining more slowly
British Columbian teens of all sexual orientations are drinking less alcohol compared to youth in the late 1990s, according to a new UBC study that’s one of the first to compare trends in alcohol use among straight and sexual minority youth.
Jul 5, 2017
Gay, lesbian and bisexual teens half as likely to play sports as straight youth
While participation in sports has been declining among high school students in B.C. overall, even fewer gay, lesbian and bisexual teens are involved in sports than 15 years ago, says a new UBC study.
Feb 22, 2017
School-based LGBTQ policies may reduce suicide attempts and health-care costs
LGBTQ support programs in schools could significantly reduce suicide attempts, binge drinking and other risky behaviours among both straight and sexual minority students.
Jul 27, 2016
Gay, lesbian and bisexual youth have higher rates of disordered eating behaviours: UBC study
Sexual minority boys and girls are more likely to purge or take laxatives, use diet pills, or fast to lose weight than their straight peers, and those disordered eating trends may not be improving, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.
Jul 21, 2016
Study shows teen girls’ sexual orientation not always a predictor of sexual behaviour
About one in five lesbian and four in five bisexual teen girls who are sexually active had a recent male sex partner, according to a new U.S. study.
Feb 25, 2016
Tackling the trauma: Male survivors of sexual abuse hope for more understanding
As Canada marks Men’s Health Month, a UBC nursing researcher is calling for greater understanding and support for male survivors of sexual abuse.
Jun 26, 2015
Supportive families and schools critical in protecting transgender youth health: UBC study
A new national study shows that while Canada’s transgender youth face significant physical and mental health issues, strong family, school and community connections are helping many of them navigate these challenges.
May 6, 2015
Gay-straight alliances in schools reduce suicide risk for all students
Anti-homophobia efforts in schools can reduce the odds of suicidal thoughts and attempts by LGBT and straight students, a new UBC study finds.
Jan 20, 2014
News media reinforce sexual exploitation stereotypes
News stories about sexually exploited youth in Canada perpetuate unhelpful stereotypes, says new UBC research.
Nov 12, 2013
Anti-homophobia measures reduce binge drinking for all students
Canadian high schools with long-standing anti-homophobia policies or gay-straight alliances (GSAs) have a positive effect on gay and straight students’ problem alcohol use.
Aug 15, 2013
Sex and B.C. East Asian teenagers
A new UBC study shows that most East Asian adolescents in B.C. are not sexually active, but those who are may engage in high-risk sexual behaviours.
Jul 17, 2013
Live for the Moment: A research-based photo exhibit about life, death, and young men
Following up on a study from last year on how young men grieve for a friend who died accidentally, UBC researchers have taken their project to Whistler to examine this issue in the resort community.
Jan 15, 2013
Students trading sex for drugs or alcohol happens also in rural B.C.: UBC research
Just over two percent of teens in rural schools who have ever tried alcohol, marijuana or other drugs report they have also traded sex for these substances, according to University of British Columbia research published today in the Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality. This is the first study to track this issue among rural students.
Aug 1, 2012
Asian Canadian LGB teens face greater health risks as dual minorities: UBC research
Asian Canadian teenagers who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual are 30 times more likely to face harassment than their heterosexual peers – a factor that is linked to higher rates of alcohol or drug use, according to University of British Columbia research.
Mar 28, 2012
Increased age of sexual consent in Canada may not protect teens at greatest risk: UBC study
The increase in the legal age of sexual consent from 14 to 16 years in 2008 may not be protecting those at greatest risk, according to researchers who have analyzed British Columbia population-based data and recommend additional strategies to safeguard vulnerable children and teens.
Nov 16, 2010