Rural and Remote Youth Contraception Research Team

(2007 – 2008; BCRRHRN Collaborative Team Building Award)

Principal Investigator(s): Judith Soon

Co-Investigator(s): Neil Hanlon; Joy Johnson; Mary-Ellen Kelm; Jean Shoveller

Despite public health efforts, pregnancy rates among teens in rural and northern British Columbia (BC) are 60% higher than the provincial average. Gender, place and culture help shape social interactions and structural conditions that put the sexual health of many youth at risk. The Rural and Remote Youth Contraception Research Team is an interdisciplinary team created to investigate youth’s experiences with contraception in Northern BC.

Total: $6,000