Toronto Teen Survey Bulletin

Toronto Teen Survey Bulletin

Toronto Teen Survey is a community-based research project led by Planned Parenthood Toronto that has gathered information on assets, gaps and barriers that currently exist in sexual health education and services for youth.

Author: Planned Parenthood Toronto Source: Planned Parenthood Toronto Website: http://www.ppt.on.ca/ Origin Country: Canada Publish Date: 2012 Publication City: Toronto Languages: .Resource Type: , .Resource Topics: , , , , , .Target Audiences: , , . Last Modified: 2017-10-24

Between December 2006 and November 2009, Planned Parenthood Toronto collected over 1,200 surveys and spoke with 118 youth and 80 of their service providers. This sample is the largest community-based sample of its kind in Toronto, Canada’s most diverse urban centre. Through these surveys they found that:

• pregnancy rates are higher for LGBTQ youth than for heterosexual youth
• 50% of youth who identified as ‘questioning’ their sexual orientation are newcomers or
immigrants to Canada
• LGBTQ youth engage in riskier sex and higher rates of alcohol and drug use than
heterosexual youth
• LGBTQ and questioning youth still encounter problems when accessing sexual health
services
• LGBTQ issues are invisible in sexual health education in schools