Joycelyn Elders Chair in Sexual Health Education

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Joycelyn Elders Joins the Program in Human Sexuality to Advance Sexual Health Education

Coleman Chair Party 05-31-07Former Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders, MD, is teaming up with the Program in Human Sexuality at the University of Minnesota Medical School to advance comprehensive science-based sexual health education. Elders and PHS are responded to the current sexual health crisis by creating the Joycelyn Elders Chair in Sexual Health Education. Together we will help to change the direction of sexual health in this country and around the world.

By establishing the Elders Chair, PHS is working to create comprehensive life-long sexual education curricula, to increase the number of health care providers trained in sexual health care, and to expand scientific research in sexuality education. Sexual health education is about more than disease and preventing pregnancy, and we will work to promote sexual health throughout every stage of human life, from adolescence through adulthood and beyond.

PHS has proven success in educating medical professionals, sexual behavior research, and advocating for science-based public policy. Through the Joycelyn Elders Chair in Sexual Health Education we will build on our strengths to advance sexual health education. Read the Memorandum of Agreement.

In December 2014, the Program in Human Sexuality announced appointment of Michael W. Ross, MD, PhD to the Joycelyn Elders Chair in Sexual Health Education.

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Advancing Science-Based Sexual Health Education

  • Improve education for health care educators and providers
  • Creation of comprehensive life-long sexuality education curriculums
  • Promote public policy supporting science-based sexuality education
  • Expand scientific research in sexuality education