Call for papers: Youth Sexual Health Symposium 2021

We are accepting abstracts for our upcoming virtual conference! See below for details!

Thursday, March 25th, 2021 from 12- 4 PM

Deadline for All Abstracts: Monday, February 22nd, 2021

The goal of the symposium is to bring together community youth (ages 16-35) who are part of a youth group/organization, not attending University, or would like to get connected with people of similar passions) and university students to share their research and artistic pieces on youth sexual health. The symposium will provide a crucial forum for youth asserting their right for progressive sexual health education. During the symposium, students, youth, academics, policy makers, and community members working in or interested in the field of youth sexual health will be given the opportunity to network and engage in each other’s work. We encourage students from all disciplines and community youth to present research “in progress,” test out ideas for a thesis or dissertation proposal, or present original research or artistic pieces.

We are interested in work that includes but is not limited to:

  • Social justice and sexual and reproductive rights
  • COVID-19 and its effect on sexual health care and access
  • HIV prevention, sexual and reproductive health 
  • Harm reduction
  • Trans and intersex sexual health inclusion
  • Indigenous and two-spirit sexual health access
  • Youth focused access and education initiatives
  • Community based methods to engage youth in sexual health research
  • LGBTQ2SA inclusive sexual health
  • Decolonization approaches to youth sexual health education
  • Intersectional approaches to equity and the social determinants of sexual health for youth
  • Globalization, migration, and sexual health
  • Structural violence and reproductive justice
  • Colonialism and sexuality
  • Neoliberalism and sexual health inequities
  • Artistic approaches to youth sexual health research and education
  • Disability and sexual health

Keynote Talk: Professor Ciann Wilson (Wilfred Laurier University): Community sexual health researcher with youth from diverse communities

Performance: SExT (Sex Education by Theatre) 

Registration + accessibility inquires for symposium by Mar 22, 2021 at

Contact Information: If you have any questions, please email