Public Health Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health

Course Description

This course provides comprehensive, medically accurate, fact-based information about the cognitive, emotional, physical, and social aspects of sexuality and reproduction. All lessonsand materials are culturally relevant and inclusive. We will address the health needs of all people, including those identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and
questioning (LGBTQ). The aim of this course is to equip students with knowledge, skills, and attitudes to target key behavioral outcomes and promote healthy sexual development.

The course will focus on reproductive development, contraception to prevent unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STI), and factors associated with sexual
intercourse debut at different ages and developmental stages. Sexual and reproductive health and rights topics will be explored on a global and local level, using a life course perspective. Issues such as history of sex education, human development, relationships, personal skills, sexual behavior, sexual health, reproductive health and sexual violence. Public health methods for research, policy and program implementation and evaluation around sexual and reproductive health will be introduced.