WOMENSTD 412 - Reproductive Health Policy in a Global Context
Section: 001
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
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May not be repeated for credit.
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This course is focused on global reproductive and maternity health policy and how it shapes the local provision of women’s health care services in developing countries, with an emphasis on Latin America. The first portion is focused on theoretical underpinnings of economic development, human rights and authoritative knowledge as they relate to the provision of health care services and the experience of health within a post-colonial context. We will then build upon our current biomedical understanding of major conditions affecting women’s reproductive health (pregnancy, reproductive control, assisted reproduction and sexually transmitted infections) and will raise challenges from a feminist perspective to address the complex intersections that shape individual women's reproductive health. This will include considerations of access to health care personnel, resources and services as a background to opportunities to improve women’s health status locally. The final portion of the course will take these expanded discussions from a global policy perspective to a local focus on the implementation of the World Health Organization’s Millennium Development Goals related to women’s reproductive health and Safe Motherhood policy initiatives. For those students who are interested and who have Spanish language speaking skills, there is a service learning study abroad component to this course where one week (over Spring Break) is spent in a rural Honduras community focused on providing reproductive and maternity health care education and services. This would add one additional credit for the field study portion of the course either in the Winter term for this experience.

WOMENSTD 412 - Reproductive Health Policy in a Global Context
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001 (SEM)
3LSA Gender & Hlth Minor
W 4:00PM - 7:00PM
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