Above: Brianna Canales (left) and Rachel Lee (right), fourth-year students at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine; Jennie Yoost, M.D., (center), pediatric and adolescent gynecologist at Marshall Health and associate professor for the School of Medicine
Menstrual health experts from Marshall Health will lead a free workshop on period education at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, at the main branch of the Cabell County Public Library at 455 9th St. in Huntington. The first event was held on Monday, Sept. 12, at Gallaher Village Public Library, 368 Norway Ave. in Huntington.
As part of the Period Education Project, pediatric-adolescent gynecologists Jennie L. Yoost, M.D., an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, and Courtney Crain, M.D., assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, will lead discussions designed specifically for young adolescent females ages 9 to 13 who are just entering puberty.
These engaging, interactive discussions will teach about female reproductive anatomy, the menstrual cycle, menstrual and health tracking, normal and abnormal menses, and safe and reliable options for period management. Parents/guardians are encouraged to attend with their children.
The Period Education Project is a national initiative that partners with dozens of medical schools to improve menstrual health and to better deal with issues such as affording period supplies or lack of education on menstruation for underserved youth.