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Children’s of Alabama will be presenting Girlology: REPROduction for fifth- and sixth-grade girls and their parents on Sunday, March 4 at Canterbury United Methodist Church (350 Overbrook Drive, Birmingham, 32513). The event will be held in Wesley Hall from 2- 4 p.m.
Girlology & Guyology is a growing 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. Girlology REPROduction is designed to provide girls with an accurate, yet age-appropriate understanding that will protect them from the myths and set the stage for future conversations that are vital to healthy development. This program will address reproduction and topics include menstruation and ovulation, puberty in boys, conception, fetal development, birth, reproduction and more.
The cost to attend is $50 per parent-child pair and $75 per parent and two children. Pre-registration is required online at https://www.girlology.com/node/11100/299.
"It's exciting to be part of this program and see the transition over two hours as the girls become more aware and learn about what's normal for them at this time. The parents are able to gain from the event with their daughters and pick up helpful tips that guide them in future conversations," said Dr. Stephenie Wallace, Adolescent Medicine Specialist and Girlologist at Children’s.
Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. 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, 46 other states and seven foreign countries last year, representing more than 676,000 outpatient visits and more than 15,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. More information is available at childrensal.org.