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 college 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 you 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 Conversation | Coursera]


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