HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (November 30, 2021) Adolescence is a difficult time when many changes occur for girls between the ages of eight and 13. This can be a special time for mothers and daughters to have talks about the changes that are or will be occurring. Forrest General Hospital’s Spirit of Women wants to help make those times and talks a little easier. A short video, “Girl Talk,” helps explain about the physical and emotional changes that happen during adolescence and can be viewed in the comfort of one’s own home as many times as needed.
“As part of Forrest General Hospital’s commitment to community education, we wanted to continue this Spirit of Women program despite the many struggles we’ve all faced during the pandemic,” said Millie Swan, Forrest Health vice president. “Due to limited events during COVID-19, we are now making this video available to view at home. We hope by sharing this video, it will be a source of information for girls for years to come and help them understand the changes they are experiencing.”
Katherine Alexis, M.D., a Hattiesburg Clinic family practice physician, has talked to young girls at prior “Girl Talk” events. “It’s important for young girls to know what they can expect from their bodies as they enter their teenage years,” said Alexis. “It will help unravel the mysteries of the changes that those years bring.”
To view the video, visit www.forresthealth.org/girltalk.
For more information on Spirit of Women events or Forrest General services, visit www.forrestgeneral.com.