Course Work


Students who pursue Women’s Health and Sexual and Gender Minority Health (WH-SGMH) are required to complete 6 units of coursework from the following featured courses (or other courses, as approved by the WH-SGMH directors):  

(Required) OBGYN 240/ MEDICINE 240 Sex and Gender in Human Physiology and Disease (2 units/ Winter); Stefanick
Chromosomal and hormonal influences on cells, tissues, and organs that underlie the 
development of reproductive organs and sexual dimorphism of the neuroendocrine system. Consequences of sex hormones and environmental factors that differ between men and women in systems including the musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiovascular, and immunological. Guest lecturers. Assigned readings and related papers.

(Required) INDE 215: Queer Health & Medicine (1 unit; Win)

OBGYN 216 Current Issues in Reproductive Health (1 unit/Winter)

OBGYN 222 Obstetrics & Gynecological Simulation Skills (1-2 units/Winter)

OBGYN 256 Current Controversies in Women’s Health (2 units/ Spring); Jacobson and Stefanick
Interdisciplinary. Topics include: health research; bioethical, legal, and policy issues; 
scientific and cultural perspectives; social influences; environmental and lifestyle effects 
on health; and issues related to special populations. Guest lecturers. Assigned readings and related papers.

OBGYN/PEDS 282 Pregnancy, Birth and Infancy (3 units)

FAMMED 245 Women and Health Care (McGann Lecture Series) (1 unit/Autumn)

SOMGEN 206 Global Medical Issues Affecting Women (1 unit)

SOMGEN 230 Human Sexual Diversity in Medical Practice (1-2 units/Autumn)

SOMGEN 237 Health and Medical Impact of Sexual Assault Across the Lifecourse (1-3 units/Autumn)

INDE 215 Queer Medicine (1 unit)

INDE 298 Women’s Health independent Project (1 unit/Fall, Winter Spring, Summer); Jacobson, Stefanick and Westphal

Students pursue individual projects under the supervision of a faculty member.