Sexual Health

Sophie Bergeron  Ph.D

« Promoting the well-being and sexual health of individuals and couples ».

PRESAJ Study: Precursors of youth’s sexual and romantic relationships

Description :

The Sexual Health Laboratory (Université de Montréal) and the Laboratory of Jacinthe Dion (Université du Québec à Chicoutimi) are currently visiting high schools in Montreal and Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean in order to better understand youth’s sexual and romantic relationships and the challenges they entail. Adolescents in secondary 3 will complete a 30 to 45-minute questionnaire on an electronic tablet in the classroom. They will again respond to a lighter version of the questionnaire in secondary 4 and secondary 5.

Results of this study will be particularly relevant given that sexual education has become mandatory in schools within the province of Quebec. Our findings will inform interventions aimed at promoting healthy sexual development and romantic relationships in youth, especially sexual and gender minority youth and those who have experienced different types of victimization during childhood or adolescence. This project, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), is approved by the Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of the Université de Montréal and the Research Ethics Board of the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi.


Who can participate:

High schools in Montreal and Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean that have been selected. We are not recruiting other schools at the moment.

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