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When did contraception begin? What are some methods used worldwide for birth control? What is the least expensive kind of contraception? What is the best way to protect against HPV? Is a viral infection worse than a bacterial infection? Why do people confuse birth control with abortion? This course is a comprehensive look at contraception, safer sex, and sexually transmitted infections. Learn everything from the historical context of birth control and protection to cultural and social barriers for the use of birth control and condoms to various ways to frame types of infections, as well as skills and resources to help people to stay safer or to live with an STI.
Participants will be able to:
1. Recognize differences between bacterial and viral infections.
2. Identify 3 types of STI’s.
3. Discern incidence from prevalence.
4. Discuss common barriers to STI protection and contraceptive use.
5. Identify at least 2 factors in attitudes toward various types of STI’s.
6. Name at least 3 strategies or resources for people living with STIs.
7. Recognize differences between bacterial and viral infections.
8. Identify 3 types of STI’s.
9. Discern incidence from prevalence.
10. Discuss common barriers to STI protection and contraceptive use.
11. Identify at least 2 factors in attitudes toward various types of STI’s.
12. Name at least 3 strategies or resources for people living with STIs.
Core Knowledge: Health
This program meets the requirements for the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 4 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT Certification and renewal of certification. Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment, Provider #11-113-C. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT Certification. For further information please contact [email protected].
About the Presenter
Dr. Rosalyn Dischiavo is the Founder and Director of ISEE, and the author of “The Deep Yes: The Lost Art of True Receiving.” She is a professor, author, an AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator (CSE) and Sex Educator Supervisor (CSES), and the current Chairperson of the Professional Education and Steering Committee on the AASECT Board of Directors (2018-2020). She has a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Doctor of Education in Human Sexuality.
Rosalyn was the Director of both the Women’s Center and the Health Education office at the University of Hartford from 1999-2006. While there she received multiple honors for securing grant funding each year she worked there. She also received a national award for Best Advisor for a Peer Education group from the BACCHUS & GAMMA Peer Education Network. She continues to teach gender and sexuality courses at the University of Hartford part-time.
At one time her career included a nightly women’s interest radio show on WTIC FM in Hartford. She also took part in a 3-year Tantra Teacher Training program with Dr. Rudolph Ballantine (Swami Ravi), author of “Radical Healing”, former president of the Himalayan Institute for Yoga Science and Philosophy.
Presenter: Rosalyn Dischiavo