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Puberty Education Classes Slated for 2023 at Baton Rouge General

BATON ROUGE, La. – Puberty means a lot of changes for kids, and Baton Rouge General (BRG) makes the process a little easier with its puberty education classes. Girl Talk and Boys to Men classes focus on the changes puberty brings, from skin differences and good hygiene to periods and breast development. On average, puberty begins around age 10-11 in girls and 11-12 in boys, and studies show the age has gradually lowered since the 1970s.

“Puberty brings about so many changes that it’s easy for kids to feel insecure and alone, which is why it’s important to talk to them before the changes start happening,” said Dr. Candace Moore, chief of obstetrics and gynecology at BRG. “Puberty education is also shown to reduce anxiety and improve attitudes in adolescents, and having open and ongoing conversation helps them develop a healthy body image and overall confidence.”

Geared toward kids ages 9-11 and a trusted adult, the Girl Talk and Boys to Men classes are informal and interactive, allowing participants to ask questions in a safe, comfortable environment. They’re held at all three BRG campuses – Ascension, Bluebonnet, and Mid City.

Upcoming Girl Talk classes:

  • January 22
  • March 26
  • May 21

Upcoming Boys to Men classes:

  • February 26
  • April 23
  • June 25

“For some parents it’s an uncomfortable topic, so we’re happy to help start the conversation, with the goal of them becoming a trusted and reassuring source of information for their kids,” said Dr. Moore. “In the absence of that, kids are much more likely to turn to uninformed friends or the internet, where they will likely stumble on content that’s not appropriate for their age.”

The cost for the class is $10, and registration is required. Attendees also receive a toiletry bag filled with essential hygiene items.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community hospital with over 600 licensed beds between three 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 is affiliated with several medical school programs, 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, find us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @BRGeneral and Instagram @batonrougegeneral.