WVU Professor Hosts “The Birds and the Bees”
WVU National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health presents lecture

Ruth Kershner, Ed.D., R.N., associate professor of community medicine at West Virginia University, will present a lecture about women’s reproductive health on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Rhododendron Room of the Mountainlair. The lecture, titled “The Birds and the Bees,” is free and open to the public.

WVU National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health is sponsoring the lecture. The talk will provide an overview of reproductive growth and development of girls and adolescents. Kershner’s talk will also help parents increase their skills and comfort level for talking to their children about sex and reproductive health.

“Ruth is always a fabulous speaker and she can make any topic fun to learn about,” said Elizabeth Critch Parsons, project director of WVU National Center of Excellence in Women's Health. “We are hoping members of the community and WVU students will take advantage of this opportunity.”

Kershner is West Virginia school health certified and nationally credentialed as a health education specialist. She also teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in community medicine.

The WVU National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health plans to have monthly lectures geared at improving the health of women. A previous lecture in February dealt with the Human papillomavirus (HPV) and the drug, Gardasil, a vaccination against some types of HPV. The Center plans to have another lecture on HPV soon.

For more information about the WVU National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, visit www.wvhealthywomen.org or call (304) 293-5690.


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For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
dc: 11-27-07

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