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SWK 686 Human Sexuality and the Helping Professions
3 credits; 3 hours
An examination of human sexuality from historical and diverse perspectives to increase the helping professional’s ability to respond effectively to human sexuality issues. To accomplish this, the student will be helped toward understanding and becoming comfortable with her or his own sexuality and sexual behavior. This course will be taught with an emphasis on the ways that laws, policies, culture, and mores work to control, constrain and influence human sexuality. Topics covered in the course include: anatomy and reproduction; sexual development; sexual behavior; sexual orientation; gender identity and expression; sexual victimization; sex work; sexual rights as human rights; forced and/or early marriage of girls; bodily integrity; family planning; HIV and STIs; stigmatized sexualities; and, sexual pleasure.
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