380.749.01 ADOLESCENT SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
Explores key topics in adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH). Topics range from the impact of adolescent physical, sexual, and social development on sexual risk-taking behavior to policy and ethical issues influencing adolescent sexual health outcomes. Using a public health framework, important clinical topics such as contraception, teen pregnancy, abortion, and sexually transmitted infections are discussed from a domestic and global perspective.
1) Recognize the challenges unique to addressing sexual and reproductive health in adolescents and the intersection of adolescent risk-seeking and avoidance and the socio-political context through which sexual and reproductive health outcomes evolve 2) Use the ASRH literature to engage in an informed and lively debate on the most controversial issues in adolescent sexual reproductive health 3) Synthesize information on an adolescent reproductive health issue to prepare a publishable public health document (e.g. position statement, policy brief, or editorial) relevant to the issue
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Identify a range of social scientific research approaches adopted by public health agencies
Identify a range of public health agencies where social science research is conducted
- Thursday 9:00 - 11:50