Gender and Sexual and Reproductive Health 101

Gender and sexual and reproductive health are inherently connected and must be examined together to bring about better health outcomes and more gender equitable societies.

This course seeks to provide learners with an introduction to the links between gender and sexual and reproductive health and introduce the basics of gender integration in sexual and reproductive health programs.

Objective

At the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Define gender and related concepts
  • Understand the importance of gender integration and analysis in sexual and reproductive health programs
  • Understand the continuum of approaches for gender integration in sexual and reproductive health projects
  • Describe the process for gender analysis
  • Set specific goals to start working toward gender transformative sexual and reproductive health programming
  • Identify resources for additional information and technical assistance

Credits

We greatly appreciate the invaluable assistance of Lisa Mwaikambo of CCP and Myra Betron of Jhpiego on updating the October 14, 2013 version of the course along with feedback provided by Afeefa Abdur-Rahman, Peggy D'Adamo, and Michal Avni of USAID.

We would also like to recognize the contributions of the following individuals in producing the October 14, 2013 version of the course. 

Diana Prieto, USAID
Michal Avni, USAID
Diana Santillan, USAID
Mary Kincaid, Futures Group
Elizabeth Neason, Peace Corps
Julie Hanson Swanson, USAID
Rafael Heller, Independent Consultant
Anne Eckman, Independent Consultant
Quality and Assurance Team, Futures Group
Jim Shelton, USAID
Chris Merriman-Davis, Jhpiego
Sara Mazursky, JHU/CCP
Patty Alleman, USAID
Terra Fretwell, USAID