Gen&WS 536: Queering Sexuality Education

Situates sexual health education in historical and contemporary context by tracing its discursive production and envisioning a queering of both content and practice. An examination of what might it mean to queer sex education and what would a queer sex education look like. Utilizing theoretical interventions from critical education studies, queer theory, and trans/gender studies, this course.

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Gen&WS 538: Queering Health: Research, Activism, and Intervention in LGBTQIA+ Health

LGBTQIA+ people experience disparities in both access to and appropriateness of healthcare. Sub-groups within the “LGBTQ+ community” have particular health concerns and needs that are often not well-addressed by current healthcare systems. In recent years, transgender and gender non-conforming people have additionally faced legislative attacks on their access to care. All of these problems may be further exacerbated by other forms of marginalization based in race, ability, class, etc., and they may also shed light on broader issues in healthcare for the general population. This course begins with a general exploration of LGBTQIA+ marginalization and medicalization, their effects on healthcare research, access, and outcomes, and the scope and role of patient autonomy, and then applies these concepts to a number of specific issues in LGBTQIA+ health such as differences of sex development or intersex, violence, mental illness, and disability, sexual health and fertility, and aging.

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