Course: Masculinity, Sexual Behavior and Health

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Class Objectives Activites

Class One: Overview Male Sexual & Reproductive Health

  • Explore domestic and international perspectives to identify principle sexual and reproductive health concerns and approaches.
  • Assess the principle concerns and relative impacts of associated population-based risk factors affecting male sexual and reproductive health and health care needs across the lifespan.

Reading

Discussion Questions

  • Is the integrated definition of sexual and reproductive health and rights too idealistic?
  • For men, how broadly should we be thinking about sexual & reproductive health (SRH)?
  • In the Lancet & Santa Maria articles,
  • What resonates as men's top health needs
  • What key topic(s), if any, are missing?
  • How does SRH for men relate to their overall health in general?
  • How different are SRH goals for men & women?
  • And, why should we care? For example, if the same, why focus on men?
  • What are the specific barriers and strategies? Who or what are the key players in these efforts?
  • Do men need separate service sites to tailor services for men given maternal & child health focus? If so, what might these services look like and what needs would they fill? If not, why not?
  • How have existing reproductive issues in public health been perpetuated by the exclusion of male contraceptive methods from the Affordable Care Act (ACA)?
  • What are the implications of this to males, females, and families?
  • What are the means by which the lack of attention to male SRH in the ACA might be addressed?

Class Two: Masculinities: What it means to be a man and its relation to men’s sexual & reproductive health

  • Consider other frameworks to promote male sexual and reproductive health across the lifespan that address health disparities, socio-ecology, intersectionality, syndemics, and life-course approaches.

Reading

 

Class Three: Other Frameworks that Inform Male Sexual & Reproductive Health Across the Lifespan

  • To learn about male reproductive health across the lifespan

Reading

Assignment Due:

  • Topic for presentation — please submit 2-4 sentences of what your paper topic will cover, what approach you plan to take (Critique of literature review, Policy brief, or Proposal for a study), which population it will focus on (e.g. age, region, etc), what theories you may apply, and other relevant information. If you are unsure of your topic, please share 2-3 ideas you may have.

Class Four: Community-Based Intervention

  • Evaluate community-based intervention studies for male sexual and reproductive health needs and their relative population-based risk factors.

Reading

Assignment Due:

  • Final Topic for Presentations

Class Five: Clinical Interventions: Help seeking & care delivery

  • Evaluate clinic-based intervention studies for male sexual and reproductive health needs and their relative population-based risk factors.

Reading

Class Six: Class Presentations; Male Sexual & Reproductive Health: Training needs

  • Learn about student generated topics of interested related to male sexual and reproductive health needs and their relative population-based risk factors.To learn about student-generated topics of interest related to male reproductive health
  • Can use this as an opportunity to learn how to:
    • Critique published research study on men's sexual or reproductive health topic not emphasized during course, or
    • Communicate to a policy audience the complexity of addressing men's sexual and reproductive health issues related to a specific topic area, or
    • Present a proposal for program or intervention work related to men's sexual and reproductive health.
    • Pair up and present on a topic chosen by the team.
    • All presentations need to build upon key concepts and content from prior class sessions but not repeat them.
    • Present for 10 minutes and be prepared for 5 minutes for questions (Presentations will be timed).
    • Use of a standard presentation approach (e.g., Background, Methods, Results, Discussion, Limitations, and Implications) is recommended.
    • Presentations should include citations for content on each slide as appropriate (with reference on slide or at the end of the slide set).
    • Submit topic to the no later than Session 4.

Reading

Assignment Due: Presentation

  • Please upload PPT presentation to Courseplus no later than 8:00am on day of Class 6/7 to the drop box titled "Team Presentation PowerPoints"

Class Seven: Class Presentations; Wrap-Up and Evaluation

  • Learn about student generated topics of interested related to male sexual and reproductive health needs and their relative population-based risk factors.
  • To reflect upon class content, pull it all together, ask questions, and provide final comments
  • To complete course evaluation (final 10 minutes – please bring your laptops)
  • Can use this as an opportunity to learn how to:
    • Critique published research study on men’s sexual or reproductive health topic not emphasized during course, or
    • Communicate to a policy audience the complexity of addressing men’s sexual and reproductive health issues related to a specific topic area, or
    • Present a proposal for program or intervention work related to men’s sexual and reproductive health.
    • Pair up and present on a topic chosen by the team.
    • All presentations need to build upon key concepts and content from prior class sessions but not repeat them.
    • Present for 10 minutes and be prepared for 5 minutes for questions (Presentations will be timed).
    • Use of a standard presentation approach (e.g., Background, Methods, Results, Discussion, Limitations, and Implications) is recommended.
    • Presentations should include citations for content on each slide as appropriate (with reference on slide or at the end of the slide set).
    • Submit topic to the no later than Session 4.

Reading

Assignment Due: Presentations

  • Please upload PPT presentation to Courseplus no later than 8:00am on day of Class 6/7 to the drop box titled "Team Presentation PowerPoints"