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BIRMINGHAM - Children’s of Alabama will host Guyology for fourth and fifth grade boys and parents on Sunday, Nov. 12, at Canterbury United Methodist Church (350 Overbrook Drive, Mountain Brook).
Guyology will be led by Drs. Jeff Stone and Amy McCollum of Greenvale Pediatrics and be held in Canterbury Hall from 2 till 4:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $50 per child and parent or guardian. Pre-registration is required online at www.girlology.com.
The class is part of Girlology & Guyology, a national program started by two physicians and moms in Charleston, S.C., to help parents and their children have age-appropriate, medically accurate and cringe-free conversations about puberty and emerging sexuality through a series of programs that targets youth ages 8-16. Guyology is the first installment in the series held locally for boys after several sessions of Girlology being held in the past.
The event is being held to prepare boys and their parents with facts and honest conversation about puberty, hygiene and other related topics in an active and entertaining setting. Topics covered in this presentation include emotions and respect for self and others.
This program will not address sex and reproduction.
Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by US News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama, 41 other states and eight foreign countries last year, representing more than 677,000 outpatient visits and more than 15,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 2 million square feet, it is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. Children’s offers inpatient and outpatient services across its Russell Campus on Birmingham’s historic Southside with additional specialty services provided at Children’s South, Children’s on 3rd and in Huntsville and Montgomery. Primary care is provided at more than a dozen medical offices in communities across central Alabama. Children’s of Alabama is the only medical center in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children. It is a private, not-for-profit medical center that serves as the primary site of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pediatric medicine, surgery, psychiatry, research and residency programs. More information is available at childrensal.org.