Ms Sara De Meyer

Researcher

Sara

Sara De Meyer works as a researcher at the International Centre for Reproductive Health. She has a master degree in social-cultural sciences, a degree in secondary teacher training and a post graduate degree in gender studies. During the last ten years, Sara has been working as a coordinator and trainer in research and public awareness projects on gender (diversity) and gender based violence and adolescent sexual and reproductive health. Sara has extensive qualitative and quantitative research experience in working with (young) adolescents on topics such as gender (diversity) and (sexual) health and well-being. For almost a decade, Sara is an active partner in large international research projects. She mainly works with partners in Belgium, Latin America (Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Nicaragua) and South-Africa. Currently, Sara is involved in the Global Early Adolescent Study, a worldwide investigation into how gender norms evolve and inform a spectrum of health outcomes in adolescence. Sara implements the study in Belgium. 

Publicaties van Sara

2019 Measuring gender norms about relationships in early adolescence : results from the global early adolescent study

Sara De Meyer

2018 'Yeah, I've grown; I can't go out anymore' : differences in perceived risks between girls and boys entering adolescence

Sara De Meyer, Kristien Michielsen

2017 'A boy would be friends with boys... and a girl... with girls' : gender norms in early adolescent friendships in Egypt and Belgium

Sara De Meyer, Kristien Michielsen

2017 'Boys should have the courage to ask a girl out' : gender norms in early adolescent romantic relationships

Sara De Meyer, Kristien Michielsen

2017 Marching to a different drummer : a cross-cultural comparison of young adolescents who challenge gender norms

Sara De Meyer, Kristien Michielsen

2017 Exploration of gender norms and socialization among early adolescents : the use of qualitative methods for the global early adolescent study

Sara De Meyer

2016 Lessons learnt from the CERCA Project, a multicomponent intervention to promote adolescent sexual and reproductive health in three Latin America countries : a qualitative post-hoc evaluation

Sara De Meyer, Kristien Michielsen

2016 Practical lessons for bringing policy-makers on board in sexual and reproductive health research

Sara De Meyer, Wei-Hong Zhang

2016 'Boys should have the courage to ask a girl out' : gender norms in early adolescent romantic relationships

Sara De Meyer, Kristien Michielsen

2016 Marching to a different drummer : a cross-cultural comparison of young adolescents who challenge gender norms

Sara De Meyer, Kristien Michielsen

2016 Reorienting adolescent sexual and reproductive health research: reflections from an international conference

Sara De Meyer, Kristien Michielsen

2016 'Yea, I've grown; I can't go out anymore': perceived risks for girls and boys entering adolescence

Sara De Meyer

2015 Een cross-sectionale studie naar attitudes ten aanzien van gendergelijkheid, seksueel gedrag, positieve seksuele ervaringen, en communicatie over seks bij seksueel actieve en niet-actieve jongeren in Bolivia en Ecuador

Sara De Meyer, Olivier Degomme, Kristien Michielsen

2015 Sexual onset and contraceptive use among adolescents from poor neighbourhoods in Managua, Nicaragua

Sara De Meyer, Olivier Degomme, Kristien Michielsen

2015 Sexual and gender-based violence in the European asylum and reception sector: a perpetuum mobile?

Sara De Meyer, Olivier Degomme, Ines Keygnaert

2015 Improving adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Latin America : reflections from an International Congress

Sara De Meyer, Kristien Michielsen

2014 A cross-sectional study on attitudes toward gender equality, sexual behavior, positive sexual experiences, and communication about sex among sexually active and non-sexually active adolescents in Bolivia and Ecuador

Sara De Meyer, Olivier Degomme, Kristien Michielsen

2014 Positive attitudes towards gender equality go hand in hand with a safe and happy sex life among adolescents: results from a cross-sectional study in Bolivia and Ecuador

Sara De Meyer, Olivier Degomme, Kristien Michielsen

2014 Factorial validation of the Attitudes toward Women Scale for Adolescents (AWSA) in assessing sexual behaviour patterns in Bolivian and Ecuadorian adolescents

Sara De Meyer, Olivier Degomme

2014 Community-based interventions promoting adolescents' sexual health in three Latin American cities: impact and impact modifying factors

Sara De Meyer

Projecten van Sara

Adolescent and youth health Gender Sexual health and wellbeing

The Global Early Adolescent Study – Een wereldwijd onderzoek naar hoe gendernormen evolueren en een spectrum van gezondheidsresultaten in adolescentie vormen.

De Global Early Adolescent Study (GEAS) is gericht op het begrijpen van de factoren in de vroege adolescentie die jongeren vatbaar maken voor latere seksuele gezondheidsrisico's en die omgekeerd bijdragen aan gezonde seksualiteit, zodat de nodige informatie kan verschaft worden om de seksuele en reproductieve gezondheidsresultaten te verbeteren.


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Uitnodiging groepsgesprek met jongeren over corona/covid-19 (GEAS Studie)


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Adolescent and youth health Reproductive rights

CERCA II: A post-hoc process analysis of the CERCA intervention

The FP7-funded intervention research project CERCA (Community-Embedded Reproductive health Care for Adolescents in Latin-America) aimed to improve global knowledge about how health systems could be more responsive to the changing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs of adolescents.


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Adolescent and youth health Reproductive rights

Attitudes towards holebisexuality among adolescents living and/or studying in Ghent

To obtain knowledge and insight that contributes to the development of an intervention which enables adolescents (14 to 18 years old) – living and/or studying in Ghent - to discuss sexual diversity and which adds to a positive change in attitudes towards holebisexuality.


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Health system research Adolescent and youth health Reproductive rights

CERCA, Community-embedded reproductive health care for adolescents in Latin America

CERCA aims to contribute to the global knowledge about how health systems could be more responsive to the sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents and by extension to the other health needs of the community. A community based participatory action research method will be applied. The consortium will develop and test a model of community-embedded interventions. The research is conducted in Bolivia, Ecuador and Nicaragua.


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In bed met wetenschap

In bed with science/ In bed met wetenschap - Een lespakket en video over wetenschappelijk onderzoek en seksuele en reproductieve gezondheid bij jongeren hier en in het zuiden


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Adolescent and youth health Reproductive rights

LuMIMA Project

On May 10th 2012 ICRH organized the interactive event LuMIMA, an information and sensitization initiative within the framework of the Belgian Development Days.


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Adolescent and youth health Interpersonal violence Reproductive rights

Frame of Reference in SGBV Prevention Against and Among Young Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Unaccompanied Minors in the European Reception & Asylum Sector (SENPERFORTO)

Applying a Community Based Participatory Research Approach, Senperforto aims to enhance the prevention of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in the European Reception and Asylum sector by the development of a European Frame of Reference for Prevention of SGBV in this sector. In 2010 we first conducted a Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) Survey on SGBV experience, prevention and response among both professionals and young asylum seeking residents in different reception facilities in each of the 8 partner countries.


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