Anyone who’s been paying attention knows that high school sex education in the United States is an unholy mess. And as a result, an alarming number of students enter university with little knowledge about how their bodies work in terms of reproductive health.
A team of Northwestern University professors led by Teresa Woodruff is addressing the problem with a MOOC. The four-week course, Introduction to Reproduction, went live earlier this semester. It won’t teach innocent young Americans new sexual positions or how to manage intimate relationships, but it will provide a basic background in reproductive anatomy, sexual biology, fertility and infertility, contraception, and sexually transmitted diseases. The course is also open to Australians, if you want to brush up on your sexual knowledge.
[The Conversation [Coursera]]