Project Description

Workshop A3

Workshop A3: Sexual Health Communication Among Women of Faith: A Discussion for Holistic Health in Congregations

Tanya Henderson
Sexual Health Educator
The Balm in Gilead, Inc.
Richmond, VA

Danielle Campbell
Chairwoman, Los Angeles
Women’s HIV/AIDS Task Force
Los Angeles, CA

The objectives of this workshop are to explore sexual health holistically and within the faith community context, understand how faith, personal values and attitudes can affect the ability of women to communicate on sexual health matters, explore the skills needed to empower women in the faith community to address sexual health matters and to develop and maintain healthy relationships, recognize the importance of communication and negotiation in relationships and other risk factors associated with poor sexual health and consider the role played by friendships, supportive adults and professionals in developing positive sexual health for women across generations within the faith community.