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A Medical Student's Guide to Improving Reproductive Health Curricula

Appendix 1
ARHP Reproductive Health Model Curriculum

The Reproductive Health Model Curriculum (Curriculum) is an adaptable teaching tool designed to improve the coverage of women's and reproductive health issues in medical education settings. Learning objectives link to the Women's Health Care Competencies developed by the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO), with activities and additional resources provided to enhance the content. The Curriculum emphasizes that reproductive health and human sexuality encompass more than the anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry of the sexual response system. Effective provider-patient communication skills are presented throughout the Curriculum, with particular attention paid to cultural competence and an awareness of how psychosocial factors affect health and health care. Curriculum topics include abortion, adolescent health, contraception, infertility, menopause, sex and sexuality, and sexually transmitted diseases/infections.

The Reproductive Health Model Curriculum (formerly known as the RHI Model Curriculum) was first published in 1996 by the Reproductive Health Initiative (RHI) of the American Medical Women's Association. In 2005, RHI's programs and resources became a part of ARHP.

For more information, contact ARHP at (202) 466-3825 or curriculum@arhp.org.