WGS 432 - Advanced Topics in Gender and Health
Fall 2022, Section 001 - LGBTQ Reproductive Health
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Women's and Gender Studies (WGS)
Department: LSA Women's and Gender Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This class surveys LGBTQ+ reproduction through several theoretical lenses. We will explore definitions of "family" and "parenting" across time and cultures. What makes someone a parent? What are the rights and responsibilities of this role? How has this role been defined in relationship to sexual orientation and biological relatedness across time and across cultures? We will explore the biological, social, cultural, and legal experiences of LGBTQ+ family-making, including explorations of pregnancy, childbirth, IVF and donor sperm/eggs, surrogacy, adoption, divorce, and marriage.

Course Requirements:

This is a seminar course and requires active participation and leadership in class discussions and activities, three short essays, and an independent research project.

Intended Audience:

Gender & Health majors and minors.  Women's and Gender Studies majors.  LGBTQ minors.


WGS 432 - Advanced Topics in Gender and Health
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (LEC)
 In Person
Th 6:00PM - 8:00PM

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