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Unwanted sexualized behaviours experienced by students in a postsecondary setting in the past 12 months, by type of behaviour, provinces, 2019

Sexual jokes Unwanted sexual attention Unwanted physical contact Inappropriate discussion of sex life Inappropriate sexual comments Pressure for dates or sexual relations Sexually explicit materials Inappropriate display of body parts Offering benefit for sex Photos without consent 0 10 20 30 percent of students MenMen WomenWomen
Note(s):
The categories "women" and "men" include cisgender and transgender women and men. Each number for women is statistically different from the corresponding number for men (p < 0.05). The statements describing unwanted sexualized behaviours have been condensed for this chart in The Daily. To see the full statements, please refer to the Juristat article.
Source(s):
Statistics Canada, Survey on Individual Safety in the Postsecondary Student Population (5279).

Chart description


This is a bar clustered chart.

Unwanted sexualized behaviours experienced by students in a postsecondary setting in the past 12 months, by type of behaviour, provinces, 2019, percent of students
  Men Women
Sexual jokes 24.9 27.2
Unwanted sexual attention 5.5 26.6
Unwanted physical contact 7.4 20.8
Inappropriate discussion of sex life 13.5 19.3
Inappropriate sexual comments 7.9 17.7
Pressure for dates or sexual relations 3.0 11.4
Sexually explicit materials 5.5 6.8
Inappropriate display of body parts 2.7 3.5
Offering benefit for sex 1.4 3.5
Photos without consent 0.5 1.1
Note(s):
The categories "women" and "men" include cisgender and transgender women and men. Each number for women is statistically different from the corresponding number for men (p < 0.05). The statements describing unwanted sexualized behaviours have been condensed for this chart in The Daily. To see the full statements, please refer to the Juristat article.
Source(s):
Statistics Canada, Survey on Individual Safety in the Postsecondary Student Population (5279).
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