MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ A Minnesota university is starting a new minor program in
sexual health for public health graduate students this fall.

The University of Minnesota's Board of Regents approved the program in June.

It will feature education on sexual health, sexual behavior and sexuality, and
highlight the public health implications. Classes will cover a subjects
including HIV, AIDS, reproductive health and women's and LGBT studies.

Simon Rosser is professor of epidemiology and community health at the
university. He spearheaded the program after seeing interest in the field while
counseling and advising students.

Rosser began a course called Sex, Sexuality and Sexual Health a year ago which
paved the way for the minor.

The program will require eight credits for masters' students and 12 for
doctoral students.