Global Medical Issues Affecting Women (SOMGEN 206)

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This course probes the principal issues affecting women and girls medically around the world. Through interactive discussions, guest lectures, case studies, and academic readings, students become acquainted with the most critical challenges to women's health globally, and use selected analytical tools to assess how these may be addressed efficiently, cost-effectively, and sustainably. Topics include women's cancer, birth control, infertility, female genital mutilation, midwifery, obstetric fistula, breastfeeding, violence against women, and women's representation in biomedical research. The aim is to cultivate in students a nuanced appreciation of women's unique needs, roles, and challenges in the contemporary global health landscape. nnFor second unit, students do a midterm project and final project on a topic of their choosing which has been approved by the instructor, as well as meet with the instructor in small groups 2-3 additional times (days/times TBD depending on schedules) throughout the quarter to discuss progress.nnStudents registering for two units must take for Letter grade and students registering for one unit must select S/NC or +/-.
Medical Satisfactory/No Credit
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Contemporary Issues
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