Gender and Sexual and Reproductive Health 101


Gender and sexual and reproductive health are inherently connected and must be examined together to bring about better health outcomes and more gender equitable societies.

This course seeks to provide learners with an introduction to the links between gender and sexual and reproductive health and introduce the basics of gender integration in sexual and reproductive health programs.


At the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Define gender and related concepts
  • Understand the importance of gender integration and analysis in sexual and reproductive health programs
  • Understand the continuum of approaches for gender integration in sexual and reproductive health projects
  • Describe the process for gender analysis
  • Set specific goals to start working toward gender transformative sexual and reproductive health programming
  • Identify resources for additional information and technical assistance


The Team greatly appreciates the invaluable help from Myra Betron, Jhpiego, on updating the October 14, 2013 version of the course that was produced with contributions from the following individuals:

Diana Prieto, USAID
Michal Avni, USAID
Diana Santillan, USAID
Mary Kincaid, Futures Group
Elizabeth Neason, Peace Corps
Julie Hanson Swanson, USAID
Rafael Heller, Independent Consultant
Anne Eckman, Independent Consultant
Quality and Assurance Team, Futures Group
Jim Shelton, USAID
Chris Merriman-Davis, Jhpiego
Sara Mazursky, JHU/CCP
Patty Alleman, USAID
Terra Fretwell, USAID

Source: Global Health Learning Center


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