LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences announced Monday it will host another Girlology puberty program.
This will be the second time this year that the program will be offered.
UAMS stated in a news release that their afternoon puberty program has already sold out, but they have sessions available in the morning on Oct. 8.
The sessions are for girls ages 8 to 14 and are meant to help girls enter puberty confidently, said UAMS.
The sessions will be on the 12th-floor auditorium of the Jackson T. Stephens Spine and Neurosciences Institute on UAMS’ Little Rock campus from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
UAMS physicians will teach the Girlology course in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Their names are Nirvana Manning, M.D., department chair and professor; Laura Hollenbach, M.D., associate professor who sees patients at UAMS and Arkansas Children’s; and Kathryn Stambough, M.D., assistant professor in the department’s Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology who sees patients at Arkansas Children’s.
“Puberty can be a scary time, and often, parents and guardians don’t know the best way to talk to their children about it. Our goal is to have physicians provide medically accurate information, create a shared experience and keep the lines of communication open in the future,” said Manning.
UAMS said the Girlology course will cost $30, and scholarships are available for those who need it.
For more information and to register for the Girlology course, visit here.