Portland-State-University 2018-2019 Bulletin

PHE 552 Women's Health

Focuses on constructions of gender and sex and their implications for understanding determinants of population health, developing health promotion programs, and creating healthy public policy. Emphasizes the importance of the social, political, and economic context for women's health. Topics include epidemiology of women's health; diversity and health issues; reproductive health and sexuality; health care and access to health services; violence; mental health and emotional well-being; aging; lesbian health; and research in women's health. Course learning will be synthesized through a community- based learning experience involving working with a community organization to evaluate women's health needs in Portland.


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