Introduction to Sexual Health

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This course provides a foundational introduction to sexual health as a concept and to sexual health promotion as a tool for prevention. Users who are new to prevention should complete all lessons within the Building Blocks of Prevention course before completing this course.

This lesson introduces the concept of sexual health or healthy sexuality.  It explains the concept and presents sexual health promotion (or the promotion of healthy sexuality) as a tool for prevention.

What is “sexual health” and why does “sexual health promotion” matter for sexual and domestic violence prevention? This course provides a foundational introduction to answer these questions. This lesson introduces the concept of sexual health or healthy sexuality.  It explains the concept and presents sexual health promotion (or the promotion of healthy sexuality) as a tool for prevention.

The goal of this course is to provide you with a foundational introduction to sexual health as a concept and to sexual health promotion as a tool for prevention.

Educational Objectives:

  • Define and describe sexual health.
  • State at least 2 ways sexual health promotion contributes to sexual and domestic violence prevention.

Skill Objectives:

  • Identify 2 or more potential partners from sexual health fields/entities in your community with whom to work to advance sexual health and sexual and domestic violence prevention.
  • Identify and promote at least one sexual health promotion strategy, such as comprehensive sexuality education, in your community.

Course Materials:

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Course Features

  • Lectures 10
  • Quizzes 6
  • Duration 1.5 hours
  • Skill level All levels
  • Language English
  • Students 56
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Yes
  • Defining sexual health 4

    • Lecture1.1
      What are we for?
    • Lecture1.2
      What is sexual health?
    • Lecture1.3
      Definition of Sexual Health
    • Quiz1.1
      Definition of Sexual Health Quiz 1 question
  • Sexual Health Definitions from Violence Prevention Organizations 4

    • Lecture2.1
      Definition from the Oregon Sexual Assault Task Force
    • Quiz2.1
      Definition from Oregon Sexual Assault Task Force Quiz 1 question
    • Lecture2.2
      Definition from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center
    • Quiz2.2
      Definition from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center Quiz 1 question
  • How do we promote healthy sexuality? 6

    In addition to the "what" of sexual health, you will come across concepts that deal with the "how" we promote sexual health.

    • Lecture3.1
      Sex positivity
    • Quiz3.1
      Sex Positivity Quiz 1 question
    • Lecture3.2
      Sexual health promotion strategies
    • Quiz3.2
      Sexual health promotion strategies Quiz 1 question
    • Lecture3.3
      Partnerships
    • Quiz3.3
      Partnerships Quiz 1 question
  • Summary 2

    • Lecture4.1
      Where will you start?
    • Lecture4.2
      Additional materials
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