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Mesa’s Mountain Vista Medical Center offers free class about body awareness for boys

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Mountain Vista Medical Center is located at 1301 S. Crismon Road in Mesa. (Special to MyNewsMesa.com)

Talking about puberty and the changes that come along with it – including hormonal shifts and physical changes to your body – can be challenging and uncomfortable for adolescents. That’s why Mountain Vista Medical Center of Mesa offers a periodic series of events led by medical professionals to help parents and adolescents get answers to their questions in a comfortable and informal setting.

From 6 to 7 p.m. tonight, April 11, Dr. Benjamin Ihms with Mountain Vista Medical Center will offer a safe place for boys to learn about the maturing process and ask questions about their bodies and sex that they might be too embarrassed to ask at home or school. It will provide an overview of what to expect during puberty, offer tips on how boys can take care of themselves as their bodies change, discuss sex and girls, address how smart devices and social media can pose problems for kids during puberty, and answer questions.

“As males enter puberty, they can experience a lot of changes that might be uncomfortable to discuss with their parents,” Ihms said. “Social media adds a whole different level of complexity to the puberty transition. This seminar will enable pre-teens and their parents to discuss this important topic in a laidback setting and get answers from a medical professional.”

Mountain Vista Medical Center is located at 1301 S. Crismon Road. Attendees should park and enter through the Outpatient Entrance, which is located on the east side of the hospital, and proceed to classrooms on the second floor through the double doors.

There are a limited number of seats available for this free class. To register, visit www.mvmedicalcenter.com or call 1-877-924-WELL (9355).

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