Sex, Reproduction and Development


Course Objective

This course is offered by UvA
To gain insight into a sexual and reproductive health and rights
To gain an overview of the state of the art of anthropological
approaches and methods in the study and analysis of sexuality, HIV/AIDS,
and reproductive health;
To promote the understanding and analysis of sexuality, HIV/AIDS, and
reproductive health in broad social, political and economic contexts;
To enhance critical thinking of theories and implementation models and
practices currently used in this field;
To develop the ability of participants to contribute to culture and
gender-sensitive solutions to sexuality, HIV/AIDS, and reproductive
health problems;

Course Content

This course is offered by UvA
core themes:
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights;
Disrupted reproduction: From Abortion to IVF;
Controlling Sexuality: Safe Sex, Fertility Regulation, Public Health;
Sexualities and sexual networking;
Youth Sexuality: Risks and Rights;
Ethnographies of AIDS;
Situating AIDS in Africa;
Treating HIV/AIDS: Adherence, Access and Activism;
Eliminating AIDS: Anthropological perspectives;

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Teaching Methods

lectures, assignment

Method of Assessment

lectures, assignment

Custom Course Registration

This course is offered at the UvA. For more information contact: FNWI Education Service Centre, Science Park 904, servicedesk-esc-, +31 (0)20 525 7100. Enrolment via is required.

General Information

Course Code AMU_0029
Credits 6 EC
Period P3
Course Level 500
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Science
Course Coordinator dr. E.V. Syurina MSc
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

You cannot register for this course yourself; your faculty's education office carries out registration