Chen, Ivy

Lecturer Faculty

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Ivy Chen is a lecturer at SF State and has taught the PH 320 Contemporary Sexuality course for the last 18 years. She also teaches PSY/SXS 320 Sex & Relationships. Ivy holds an M.P.H in Health & Social Behavior and a B.A. in integrative biology, both from UC Berkeley.

More broadly, Ivy is a sexuality health educator, and has been working with Bay Area communities for the last 24 years. She teaches students ranging from the 4th grade through college age, as well as parent groups, community-based organizations, teachers, and other health professionals. Topics covered in her workshops include puberty, consent, healthy relationships, sexual and gender identity, sexual decision making, sexually transmitted infections, contraception, and increasing communication about sexuality within families. She tailors each presentation to the specific group served, and ensures that all materials are age-appropriate and inclusive. Overall, she strives to make learning important information about sensitive topics as accessible, comfortable and fun as possible.