WORKSHOP #191 October 21 - November 10, 2019
An Intersectional Look at Sexuality: Mental Health, Race & Gender and How it Relates to Uterine Fibroids
Developed and Facilitated by: Brenda Ngure. Toronto
Workshop Description: Participants will be able to:
• Explore the intersectionality of sexual health, mental health, race and gender.
• Discuss the role of race and gender in relation to Uterine Fibroids.
• Describe the general prevalence of fibroids within this population.
• Identify the social determinants of health that impact black women.
• Describe the impact of racism on Social determinants of health.
• Discuss the risk factors relevant to this population.
• Illustrate sexual dysfunction as it relates to uterine fibroids.
• Demonstrate the relationship between fibroids and mental health.
• Create self-awareness on how personal values might impact service delivery.
Intersectional Sexuality:Mental Health, Race & Gender and Uterine Fibroids
Brenda Ngure BSc, MPH, GCertSH is a Crisis Intervention worker with a passion for Mental and Sexual health within the field of Health Psychology. Her educational background is in Psychology and Public health. She has worked in the field of Social services for over 20 years serving
at different capacities including Program management, Case management, Health promotion, Addictions and mental health. Her areas of focus within the field of Sexual health is on the relationship
between intersectionality and sexuality. Brenda just completed the University of Alberta's Post Graduate Sexual Health certificate. A program that she thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated. The program enriched and empowered her with tools and resources to work with marginalized
populations. She is passionate about how mental and sexual health issues intersect with each other within Immigrant and refugee populations of African descent.