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January 26, 2017
This report was published by Planned Parenthood Toronto. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:   These guidelines were created through a community-based research project led by Planned Parenthood Toronto, with guidance and input from a youth advisory committee (YAC) of 8 diverse trans and nonbinary youth ages 16-29. The YAC played a key role in all stages of the project, but especially in determining what information to prioritize in the guidelines. The goal of this project was to develop solutions to increase the inclusion of trans youth in sexual health education by...
November 28, 2016
This toolkit was published by Planned Parenthood Toronto. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT: “We thought carefully about things we wished we had access to when we were struggling with our identities, or when we were struggling with the erasure, normativity, and violence in our everyday world… It is our hope that this deck finds its way to the hands of young queer and trans folks who might not otherwise have access to supportive communities.” The Affirmations Deck was created by a group of queer and trans youth involved with Planned Parenthood Toronto’s Filling in the Blanks:...
September 06, 2016
YouthREX Research Summaries ask Just Six Questions of research publications on key youth issues. These summaries get at what the youth sector needs to know in two pages or less!     1. What was this research about?This YouthREX Research to Practice report defines, explores, and analyses some of the challenges, fears, anxieties and issues trans-identified youth experience, particularly with respect to safe access to public washrooms. The report places current debates about the rights of trans youth, which have become increasingly public, in context by critically engaging recent research and...
September 02, 2016
This video was produced by YouthREX. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO:Transgender youth experience significant barriers to wellbeing. On September 1, 2016, we were joined by Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc, Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre (SARAVYC), and Jay Jonah, Master of Social Work student at York University and YouthREX Research Assistant, to discuss recent research that can support the removal of these barriers. In this webinar, Dr. Saewyc provides an overview of key findings from the Canadian Trans Youth Health Survey, and Jay Jonah shares an overview of a YouthREX...
March 10, 2016
This toolkit was developed by The 519. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT:People who identify as trans often experience barriers to accessing necessary services due to discrimination or harassment based on their gender identity and gender expression. This toolkit explores the experiences and challenges faced by trans people and supports organizations and individuals to develop approaches to fostering a trans inclusive environment. It also highlights the small and larger steps they can take personally and within their organizations to create more inclusive spaces and services for...
March 10, 2016
This video was produced by Adolescent Health Initiative, University of Michigan Health System. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO:"Voices of Transgender Adolescents in Healthcare" offers perspectives from transgender and gender non-conforming youth about their experiences and what they want from the healthcare system. This video was developed by the Adolescent Health Initiative (AHI) at the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) as a companion to a professional development training for healthcare providers and staff called "Patient-Centered Care for Transgender Adolescents". AHI...
October 26, 2015
This video was produced by Vice. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO:Transgender health access is a rarely discussed but highly contentious topic in Canada. While nine out of ten provinces offer some access to some surgeries—though there is only one hospital, in Montreal, that provides the full gamut of treatments—New Brunswick stands alone by not offering any funded procedures to transgender individuals. That's why we went to Fredericton to let AJ Ripley, a non-binary transgender person who prefers the pronouns "they and them," take us through their life in New Brunswick fighting for...