Friday, March 20, 2015

Global Perspectives on Reproductive Health class, Spring 2015

Global Perspectives on Reproductive Health
Spring 2015, Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00 – 4:20pm
Health Sciences Building, K-069 (located next to Rotunda Café)

The Global Perspectives on Reproductive Health is a 3 credit course open to undergraduates (GH 490 C) and graduate students (GH 590 A) in Spring quarter on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00-4:20.  The course will engage students from diverse disciplines, including public health, demography, epidemiology, policy, sociology, and medicine, in topics on global reproductive health.  The course will focus on family planning and population policy, including the following topics: male and female contraception, abortion policies, human rights, HIV/STIs, access to services, and cost-effectiveness of contraception.  This landscape course is designed to give students an overview of global reproductive health, and encourage interdisciplinary learning through active participation in lectures and discussions.  It will emphasize current issues, challenges, and strategies to improve reproductive health, with a focus on resource-limited settings.  The course is designed for a broad range of students from all schools and departments who have an interest in global reproductive health.

Alison Drake and Jennifer Unger are the course co-instructors and can be contacted at and for more information.