UAMS and Arkansas Children's Northwest announced a free educational program for tween and teen girls to learn about health and social topics they may experience during adolescence.
The program, "Girlology," will be held at 2 p.m. on Sept. 17. at the Schmieding Center for Senior Health & Education in Springdale. The event is for girls ages 8-14, accompanied by a parent or other caregiver.
The program will be facilitated by UAMS physicians from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, including Dr. Nirvana Manning, professor and chair; Dr. Laura Hollenbach, associate professor; and Dr. Kathryn Stambough, assistant professor in the department’s Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology.
The program aims to help teen girls face puberty with additional knowledge, resources and confidence. Girls attending the program will learn about:
- Growth and development
- Bras and bra shopping
- Hygiene and hair management
- Nutrition and growth
- Menstruation and menstrual hygiene
- Respect for themselves and others
- Moods and emotions
- Internet safety and curiosity
Registration is required. For more information and to register, visit uamshealth.com/girlology.