BIOL 6657: Sexual Health

Student Leaders: 
Gopika Krishna, MD17; Mara Feingold-Link, MD17; Julia Ding, MD17; Nell Baldwin, MD17
Faculty Adviser: 
Megan Andelloux

This pre-clinical elective covers a variety of sexual health topics for the benefit of first and second year medical students to utilize in their clinical practice.  The goal is to expose students to the range of sexual expressions and practices and help them become more comfortable engaging patients in conversation about sexual health.  Throughout the course students will have the opportunity to reflect on their own sexuality and identify biases which might impact their future interactions with and counseling of patients.  The majority of classes will be led by Megan Andelloux, a sexual health educator who founded the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health in Pawtucket, as well as guest sexual therapists, physicians, and community members.