This course examines the interaction between gender and health. Through readings & class discussions students will explore: a) gender theory and its application to health, and b) health practices, services and utilization by sex (male/female). Gender theory will cover issues of body, self, personhood, and power within a health context. Health issues related to gender include sexual and reproductive health (SRH), including topics such as reproductive health, HIV, maternal health, and gender-based violence. Students will be asked to apply critical thinking blending theory and application. Course readings cover a range of international settings, including the Americas and Europe, as well as transitional and less developed settings.