5075.0 Gender Perspectives on Sexuality and Reproductive Health

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 8:30 AM
This session offers a variety of perspectives on gender and sexuality as they impact reproductive health. Two central themes emerge from this session: 1). the impact of gender-based violence on reproductive health, especially among female sex workers and adolescent women; 2). the effect of mutuality, trust, and self-efficacy on HIV risk and gender equity. Interpartner agreement and coherence to monogamy is explored in the context of utilization of barrier contraception among heterosexual couples who have at least one HIV risk factor. Self-efficacy and interpartner communication is examined as a correlate of utilization of fertility awareness methods. This session reinforces the need for gender equity as a factor in promoting reproductive and sexual health.
Session Objectives: 1. Compare and contrast the impact of violence targeted toward vulnerable women, including female sex workers, on STI/HIV risk 2. Examine the impact of cultural norms on gender-based violence as a key contributor to risk for STIs and HIV 3. Review the current research on the role and promotion of relational mutuality, trust, and self-efficacy on utilization of barrier contraception and fertility awareness methods
Patricia L. Riley, CNM, MPH

8:30 AM
Mutual monogamy agreements and HIV testing among young adult couples at increased risk of STIs
Jocelyn Warren, MPH, PhD, S. Marie Harvey, MPH, DrPH and Christopher R. Agnew, PhD
8:50 AM

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Organized by: Population, Reproductive and Sexual Health
Endorsed by: HIV/AIDS

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)