What do we know about sexually exploited adolescent boys? A systematic review
Date: 22 Nov 2017
Presented by: Elizabeth Saewyc, PhD, RN, FSAHM, FCAHS, FAAN, Professor, UBC School of Nursing
Time: 8-9am PST
Research and services about sexually exploited children and adolescents often target girls and leave out boys. Yet recent research shows boys often report similar rates of sexual exploitation as girls do. Adolescent boys may experience more sexual exploitation than is commonly realized, while also facing greater barriers to services. We conducted a comprehensive systematic review of existing literature from around the world focused on sexually exploited adolescent boys. This presentation will provide an overview of what we know, and what we don’t know, from the existing research, and offer some insights into what is needed in research and services to better reach boys and young men. A community report summarizing these results will be available as a pdf to download as well.
A Canadian Institutes of Health Research-funded team has an important 3 minute research-to-action video with an opportunity on November 22nd, 11:00 to 12:00 EST to learn more about the state of the science on understanding the issue of sexual exploitation of male youth with expert gender and health Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc in a webinar presented by the Canadian Association of Pediatric Health Centres.