About one in five lesbian and four in five bisexual teen girls who are sexually active had a recent male sex partner, according to a new U.S. study of close to 3,000 adolescent girls that appears in the March issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health.
Canada’s refugee resettlement program aims to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees — half of them children — by the end of February. As Jennifer Vadeboncoeur, associate professor in the Faculty of Education points out, many of these children have had little to no formal education.
It’s fitting that this year’s Rare Disease Day falls on a day that only comes around every four years. This leap day, Feb. 29, UBC researchers will launch a project to raise awareness about rare diseases and the issues facing patients and policy makers here in Canada.