In spring 2011, Dr. Ana Langer debuted Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Global Perspective, a course that complements existing educational opportunities for HSPH students interested in this component of women’s health. The course covers the most critical topics in this field from diverse perspectives, i.e. historic, conceptual, research, methodological, policy, programs, rights, and advocacy. The topics include the role of the global community in shaping the sexual and reproductive health agenda, maternal health quality of care and critical interventions, unsafe abortion, contraception, cancer and reproductive health and integration of reproductive health care. Gender is an underpinning dimension along the entire course. Students are introduced to the core sexual and reproductive health literature and learn about the outstanding debates, acute knowledge gaps, evidence-based interventions, current challenges, and the most promising public health approaches to overcome them.
Students completing the Women, Gender and Health concentration or the Maternal and Child Health/Children, Youth and Families concentration may count this course towards the concentrations’ requirements.