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This page was reviewed or revised on Tuesday, May 01, 2012 2:56 PM

Sarnia, ON – The County of Lambton Community Health Services Department will offer Girl Talk presentations, an ice-breaker for parents and their daughters in grades 5 and 6 to discuss changes in puberty and menstruation.

Barrie Anne Rayworth-Wilson, Public Health Nurse with Community Health Services, says “Many parents find the subject of menstruation and sexual health difficult to talk about. Girl Talk is an ice-breaker, a way to begin and maintain an open dialogue between parents and daughters as their bodies begin to grow and change.”

The goals of Girl Talk are:

  • Make young females more aware of their changing bodies
  • Help them prepare for the onset of menstruation 
  • Help parents feel more comfortable discussing delicate issues with their children

Four (4) sessions will be held across Lambton County. Presentations are 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Monday, May 14
Lambton Meadowview Villa (auditorium)
3958 Petrolia Line, Petrolia

Thursday, May 17
North Lambton Community Health Centre (Great Hall)
59 King St., Forest

Tuesday, May 29
Wednesday, May 30
Sarnia Library (West Room), 124 Christina St. S., Sarnia

Parents must register. For information, or to register, call 519 383-8331, ext. 3549, or toll-free 1-800-667-1839.

Barrie Anne Rayworth-Wilson
Public Health Nurse
County of Lambton
Telephone: 519 383-8331 ext. 3596