HLTH 474

HLTH 474: Gender, Sexuality, and Health Disparities
3.0 SH


This course explores how different cultural constructions of gender, sex, and sexuality shape public policies concerning the inequitable distribution of health and disease within the United States and globally. Students use a social justice lens to probe how the intersections of gender, biology, sexuality, class, race, sexism, homophobia, heteronormativity, transphobia and racism intersect to create health inequities. Students investigate a range of health issues including sexual and reproductive health, mental health, intimate partner violence, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases, and access to health resources.

Prerequisites: HLTH 355 or GLQS 201 or departmental approval.