Sexual health is vital and is influenced by financial, environmental, social, educational, and other factors. This online seminar will examine the value and implications of generational communication on sexual health. The experiences of others often influence the thoughts about sexual behavior of some Black women based on personal and academic research. These experiences can facilitate and curtail traumatic experiences. For some Black women, southern culture and other societal norms have a role in sexual health based on both race and gender individually and collectively. The discussion will highlight the value of including these experiences and perspectives when providing education and therapeutic services to support sexual health.
- Describe two implications of intergenerational communication regarding sexuality.
- List a consideration for providing education or clinical services utilizing a culturally relevant lens.
Introduction. – 5 minutes
Warm up activity (Brainstorm) – 10 minutes
Background – 25 minutes
Definitions/Foundations – 10 minutes
Personal reflections/experiences (parallels or observations/activity) – 20 minutes
Research aspects and findings –20 minutes
Strategies for consideration –20 minutes
Question and Answer – 10 minutes
Tanya Bass, MS, MEd, CHES®, CSE is the founder of the North Carolina Sexual Health Conference (NCSEXCON). She also serves as a Program Supervisor managing the Cultural and Community Initiatives in the NC Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities (soon to be NC Office of Health Equity). She is a member of the Women of Color Sexual Health Network (WoCSHN), the Association of Black Sexologist and Clinicians (ABSC), and the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). She is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and an AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator (CSE). She is a current member of the editorial board for the American Journal of Sexuality Education. Tanya is an alumna of North Carolina Central University’s (NCCU) Department of Public Health Education, where she has served as an adjunct instructor for several years and is currently the lead instructor for Human Sexuality. She is completing her PhD in Education at Widener University in the Center for Human Sexuality Studies.