About the Course
This course is an introduction to sex and gender for mental health and wellness professionals that covers essential and foundational terminology and concepts to help you understand, and begin conversations around, sex and gender with clients.
As with most topics related to human bodies and sexuality, in-depth conversations around sex and gender are often missing from most clinical training programs. This means unless therapists have lived experience beyond typical sex and gender “norms”, clients become their teachers.
We want to help change that.
This course covers sexual anatomy and terminology, intersex and trans conversations and concerns, as well as misconceptions about sex, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation.
It is essential that helping professionals do their own work when it comes to understanding sex and gender and unpack their own bias and stigma so we don't unintentionally cause harm to our clients.
“Sex and Gender 101" covers the basics that sexual education programs should have taught us, but often missed the mark on. This course pairs well with "Sexual Consent and Communication" and is part of the foundations for understanding basic sexual health and terminology.