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Term: 2nd term
Contact: Arik Marcell
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructors:

Focuses on male sexual and reproductive health across the lifespan and explores the meaning of masculinity and the impact of masculine beliefs on males’ sexual and reproductive health and healthcare use. Students critique the literature and explore methods to design interventions working within a masculinity framework to improve males’ sexual and reproductive health outcomes.

Learning Objective(s):

At the end of this course a successful student will: 1. Identify key sexual and reproductive health for males across the lifespan from a domestic as well as an international perspective 2. Critically describe masculinity theory & how masculinity influences men’s health, healthcare use, & relationships with women in context of other health behavior theories 3. Discuss male sexuality including sexual identity development including theories on sexual orientation development 4. Describe community-based intervention studies on male sexual/reproductive health 5. Describe clinic-based intervention studies on male sexual/reproductive health 6. Describe emergent sources of data for male reproductive health, including NSAM, NSFG, YRBS, NSSHB 7. Effectively work in teams to critically present data on male sexual/reproductive health 8. Discuss student-generated topics of interest related to male sexual/reproductive health

Methods of Assessment: 2 Credits: Students will take turns leading a dicussion. In addition, students will be evaluated on their preparation and participation in class dicussions.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday 10:00 - 11:50
Enrollment Minimum: 8
Enrollment Maximum: 15
Enrollment Restriction: Consent required for undergraduates.
Instructor Consent: Consent required for some students

Enrollment by undergraduates requires consent of the instructor.

For consent, contact:
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Special Comments: Course is held in departmental space.