July 5, 2017
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.
Media Release | February 22, 2017
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.
Media Release | July 27, 2016
LGBTQ support programs in schools could significantly reduce suicide attempts, binge drinking and other risky behaviours among both straight and sexual minority students.
Media Release | July 21, 2016
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.
Media Release | February 25, 2016
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.
June 26, 2015
As Canada marks Men’s Health Month, a UBC nursing researcher is calling for greater understanding and support for male survivors of sexual abuse.
Media Release | May 6, 2015
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.
Media Release | January 20, 2014
Anti-homophobia efforts in schools can reduce the odds of suicidal thoughts and attempts by LGBT and straight students, a new UBC study finds.
Media Release | November 12, 2013
News stories about sexually exploited youth in Canada perpetuate unhelpful stereotypes, says new UBC research.
Media Release | August 15, 2013
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.
Media Release | July 17, 2013
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.
January 15, 2013
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.
Media Release | August 1, 2012
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.
Media Release | March 28, 2012
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.
Media Release | November 16, 2010
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.