Sexual behaviour profile of a diverse group of urban youth: An analysis of the Toronto Teen Survey

Pole, Jason D.; Flicker, Sarah
December 2010
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality;2010, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p145
Academic Journal
The objective of this study was to document the sexual behaviour of an ethno-culturally diverse sample of 1,200 urban youth and to assess the association of their experience of 11 behaviours with such factors as age, gender, immigration, race, religion, location of sexual education and sexual orientation. Grouping of these behaviours into three "risk" categories also permitted a similar assessment based on the "highest" risk category that youth had experienced. The descriptive and statistical findings in relation to race, religion, Immigration status, and sexual orientation provide a basis for strengthening sexual health programming for urban youth. They also highlight the need to pay close attention to issues of vulnerability and stereotyping when reflecting on who is and is not engaging in various sexual behaviours.


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