He's a player, she gets played: Challenging gendered stereotypes about youth sexual health
Wednesday, September 16, 2009, 5:00 p.m.
Buddies In Bad Times Theatre
12 Alexander Street, Toronto
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Young people of all genders and sexualities are sexually active; the average age that Canadians first have sex is 17. So why is it when a girl is sexually active, she can be considered to be easy, but when a guy is sexually active he can be called a stud? How do these gendered stereotypes affect young people's physical, emotional and sexual health? How do they intersect with race, class, and oppression? In what ways do these stereotypes influence how parents, teachers, researchers and health care providers talk and think about youth sexual health?
Join us as we challenge these stereotypes in a lively discussion with experts in the field of youth sexual health.
This event is hosted by CIHR's Institute of Gender and Health, and is open to the public at no cost. If you have accessibility needs, please contact the organizers and we will do our best to accommodate you. The event is free, but space is limited. So please RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Sarah Flicker
Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University
Dr. Jean Shoveller
School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia
Founder & Director
Native Youth Sexual Heath Network
CIHR's Institute of Gender and Health