Overview: This course builds upon our existing training for the HIV Prevention Gender Toolkit developed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office on Women’s Health (OWH). The Gender Toolkit is designed for program planners and managers who are interested in integrating gender issues, in planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating HIV prevention programs and support services.

This course focuses on the following topics:

  • The differences between sex, gender and sexuality
  • Gender as a key social determinant of health
  • The impact of gender on HIV risk and vulnerability
  • The importance of developing gender-responsive programming
  • The essential elements of gender-responsive programming

Audience: This course is intended for program planners and managers who are involved in designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating HIV prevention and care programs.

Recent discoveries about neurobiological development during adolescence add greatly to our understanding of adolescent experience and behavior. The purpose of the course is to help family planning providers to understand that the adolescent brain is “a work in progress, still under construction” and the implications of this biological fact upon decision making, risk-taking and health-related behaviors. This online tutorial is intended to provide a basic introduction to these topics.