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Sexual and Reproductive Health (POPH90069)

Find the subject in the Handbook here. Schedule: Semester 2 (Online)

Subject Description

This subject provides an introduction to the fundamentals of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) from a public health perspective. Globally minded but locally focused, this subject examines the burden of disease associated with SRH and critically analyses significant factors of influence on SRH at the community and broader societal levels, including sexuality, violence, gender and sexual rights. Topics such as unmet need for contraception, fertility control, sex work and female cutting will also be covered. The development, implementation and evaluation of effective public health programs aimed at improving the SRH of communities will also be explored in the subject.

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• Attendance at one 1-hour live meeting (N/A)

• Two online reflections and responses to two student reflections (20%)

• Group presentation (20%)

• Sexual and reproductive health program development plan (60%)


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Nov 28, 2023

Great content, however the learning is mostly self-driven and there is very little opportunity for engagement with other students and teaching staff.


Nov 08, 2023
Rated 4 out of 5 stars.

Well organised subject with a great teaching team. Content covers all areas across Sexual and Reproductive Health and is a fantastic introduction to the topic. Given it 4/5 stars as it would have been even better to have written content on canvas with key learning outcomes and summaries for each lecture, as, particularly for guest lectures, key takeaways could feel less easily identified.

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