Apr 27th 2015

Global Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) (Coursera)

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Questions related to sexuality and reproduction are intimately linked to health, well-being and human rights. In this course, you will gain a unique opportunity to explore the field of SRHR together with participants from around the world, and to reflect upon themes and issues that are of global relevance.

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) are issues of global concern. Sexuality and reproduction are core aspects of human existence, and shape the lives of people in all parts of the world. As conditions change, for example through globalization and socio-economic development, new challenges and opportunities emerge.

In this course, we will introduce you to some of the main themes in SRHR today – Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Human Rights, Policy, Sexual identity, Contraception and Fertility, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and HIV/AIDS, Maternal Health, and Violence and Coercion in Sexual and Reproductive Contexts. We will examine both underlying issues and questions that are relevant throughout the world, as well as challenges that occur in specific settings.

You will meet our international team of faculty members and experts, who will highlight the dynamics and challenges inherent in these themes by examining them within the context of current global policy issues, such as sustainability, gender equality, social justice, democracy/participation, and the human rights perspective. You will also get a unique opportunity to explore and discuss the course themes with fellow participants from around the world.

Selected lectures and seminars will be given by our international team of faculty members, who have worked with and lectured on SRHR issues within a broad range of contexts. The course is led by Associate Professors Anette Agardh and Jerker Liljestrand from the Faculty of Medicine at Lund University, Sweden.