Beyond the Absence of Disease: Identifying Barriers, Gaps and Needs in Sexual and Reproductive Health Services Offered to Muslim Youth in the Ottawa Area
To respond to the needs of Ottawa’s diverse and changing community, PPO commissioned research through Carleton University’s School of Social Work about the sexual health needs of Muslim youth in Ottawa. The research team was Justine McNulty, Kristen Bongard, Lisa Middleton, Gifty Arkorful and Liette Perron. The paper, “Beyond the Absence of Disease: Identifying Barriers, Gaps and Needs in Sexual and Reproductive Health Services Offered to Muslim Youth in the Ottawa Area” will inform PPO’s work over the next several years. A PDF of the paper is available for download here.
In 2011, the research team of Sinmi Akin-Aina, Allison Everett, Tobias Harrington completed a program evaluation of our “Visiting Girls’ Chat” pilot project. The aim of this project was to deliver information about sexual and reproductive health to young women from Muslim backgrounds. A PDF of the program assessment is available for download here (link). A presentation of the program, as delivered to the 2012 Guelph Sexuality Conference, can be found here (link).
Ottawa Youth Sexual Health Survey
In 2012, PPO worked with the Carleton School of Social Work to design a survey of youth sexual health practices between the ages of 16 and 24. The research team was Polly Leonard, Carolann Chevalier, Natalie Dias, Katrina Levasseur and Katie Ratcliff. A PDF of the final report can be found here.