Study of Canadian sexual assault cases deflates ‘statutory rape’ myth
A study of three years of Canadian case law involving sexual offences against adolescent girls from the ages of 12 to 17 demonstrated that men accused in these cases were, on average, 19 years older than the complainant. Almost half the girls reported sexual abuse by a male family member.
Dec 12, 2019
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
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
Foreign homestay students exposed to major health risks; need better safety net: UBC study
Foreign homestay students who come to Canada to attend high school without their parents are exposed to major health risks such as smoking, drug use and early sexual intercourse, according to University of British Columbia research.
Jul 13, 2010