New ‘Boys to Men’ class helps prepare boys for adolescence
BATON ROUGE, La. – Adolescence means a lot of changes for boys, and sometimes just
starting the conversation about puberty can be uncomfortable, not to mention
how to address all the questions that may come up. Baton Rouge General
(BRG) is making it a little easier with a new class called “Boys
to Men,” which covers issues like skin and body changes, proper
hygiene, and more. The first class is Sunday, August 18 from 2-3:30 p.m.
“Boys to Men” is designed for boys ages 10-13, accompanied
by a parent or trusted adult. Led by BRG family medicine physician Dr.
Jacob Wood, the class is informal and interactive, allowing boys to work
in groups and ask questions in a comfortable environment.
“It’s so important to talk to these young boys about the physical
and emotional changes of puberty
before they start happening,” said Dr. Wood. “Knowing what to expect
helps them develop a healthy confidence about becoming a young man. For
some parents, it’s an uncomfortable topic, but we’re happy
to help start the conversation.”
The class will be held every other month on BRG’s Bluebonnet campus.
The cost is $10, and
registration is required. Attendees will receive a toiletry bag filled with a starter
shaving kit and essential hygiene items. “Boys to Men” joins
Girl Talk series, which is for girls ages 9-11.
About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community
hospital with 588 licensed beds between two campuses. Baton Rouge General
opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community
with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital
since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as an affiliate of Tulane University
School of Medicine, and offers other medical education programs, including
a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine
Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine
Fellowship Program. For more information, visit
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