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Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health


East Baltimore
4th term
Population, Family and Reproductive Health
3 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Class Times:
  • Thursday,  9:00 - 11:50am
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Undergrads Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Maria Trent

Explores key topics in adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH). Includes topics ranging 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. Discusses important clinical topics such as contraception, teen pregnancy, abortion, and sexually transmitted infections using a public health framework from a domestic and global perspective. Explores the role of key social determinants of health and their intersectional functionality in shaping the context through which sexual and reproductive health is operationalized in an effort to develop effective public health solutions to problems facing vulnerable youth.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify a range of issues important to adolescent sexual and reproductive health
  2. Assess key policy topics pertinent to adolescent sexual and reproductive health
  3. Define how social determinants intersect with adolescent development and resources to shape adolescent sexual and reproductive health outcomes
  4. Leverage public health communication strategies to effectively advocate for youth
Methods of Assessment:

Group Assignment with written prep work (30%) Short written assignment (30%) Final Presentation (30%) Participation (10%)

Instructor Consent:

No consent required