Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights including HIV and AIDS (SRHR incl. HIV AIDS)
Reproductive health services are no longer limited to population control and safe motherhood. The women’s movement has drawn attention to the implications of human rights for women’s health, which goes beyond their reproductive capacity and includes a rights-based and gendered approach to issues such as HIV and AIDS and sexually-transmitted infections (STIs). The HIV and AIDS epidemic has a dramatic impact on the social and economic situation of individuals communities and societies. The style of interventions that health managers and professionals need to provide has therefore also substantially changed. The module explores key principles of SRHR practice across a range of content areas; 8 sexual health; family planning; infertility; antenatal, perinatal, postpartum health; newborn health; abortion; adolescent health; gender based violence; HIV. The module also explores key considerations for SRHR and HIV policy and practice such as gender; rights based approaches; sexuality; stigma; and ethics.
Sexual and reproductive health includes a range of issues that affect the health of women and men at all stages in their lives. Driven by women’s and human rights movements, there has been a shift in the international arena from primarily focusing on population control and safe motherhood towards more inclusive and rights-based approaches to sexual and reproductive health.
In addition to maternal and neonatal, health, family planning and other aspects of reproductive health, sexual health is key. Both HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have a dramatic impact on the social and economic circumstances of both individuals and societies. Improvements in sexual and reproductive health require more than a biomedical response; effective responses focus to gender roles, identities, social norms, values and address deep taboos. These factors all contribute substantially to the type of interventions that health managers and professionals need to provide.
The module explores the causes, consequences and patterns of across a range of SRH issues: sexual health, family planning, infertility , antenatal, perinatal, postpartum health, newborn health, abortion, adolescent health, gender based violence and HIV.
Participants will explore their own norms and values in relation to sexuality and the way these drive the problems and the response to the problems. Specific attention will be provided to groups that are not sufficiently reached by SRH services, such as adolescents and people with disabilities.
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There are scholarships from the Orange Knowledge Programme available for this course in 2020. Apply for academic admission first to KIT before 23 September 2019. OKP deadline: 28 October 2019. Read more: https://www.kit.nl/health/study/okp-orange-knowledge-programme/
Summary practical information:
Course dates: 09-03-2020 to 27-03-2020
Duration: 3 weeks
KIT application deadline OKP: 23-09-2019
OKP scholarship application deadline: 28-10-2019
KIT Application deadline other funding: 18-01-2020
Location: KIT, Amsterdam
Fee: € 2170 (this fee covers the course fee and study material. It does not include any other costs incurred like travel costs, insurance, visa, accommodation, daily expenses and others)