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Why are British teenage girls so unhappy?

Why are British teenage girls so unhappy? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Girls in the UK have become unhappier in the last five years, according to new research. But why?

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This article is about the Good Childhood Report by the Children's Society, which uses data from the ESRC-funded Understanding Society study

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Study to use ‘peer power’ to address low physical activity rates in teenage girls

A new study aiming to tackle low-levels of physical activity among adolescent girls by introducing peer-influences has been awarded £528,000 from the National Institute of Health Research [NIHR].

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The article cites the ESRC-funded Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer).

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When it comes to sex, teaching consent isn’t enough

When it comes to sex, teaching consent isn’t enough | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

We often talk about educating young people about consent, but what does this mean? Does it simply boil down to teaching young men not to rape? If this is the case, it’s a depressingly low bar.

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The article cites the sixteen18 project, a piece of research funded by the ESRC on the sex lives of 16 to 18 year olds.

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Obesity in teen boys may increase bowel cancer risk in later life

Teenage boys who become very obese may double their risk of getting bowel cancer by the time they are in their 50s, The Guardian reports. A Swedish study found a strong association between teenage obesity and bowel cancer risk in later adulthood.   

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The study cited in this article was funded by ESRC, the National Cancer Institute, Harvard School of Public Health and Örebro University.

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Women being coerced into having anal sex, researchers say, with persuasion normalised

A study on why teenage heterosexual couples may engage in anal sex has revealed a climate of coercion, with consent and mutuality not always a priority for the boys who are trying to persuade girls into having it.
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The article cites the sixteen18 project, a piece of research funded by the ESRC on the sex lives of 16 - 18 year olds.

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