Reproductive Health Facilitation
The Young Women’s Resource Center has four certified Sexual Health Educators ready to share comprehensive, accurate, and age-appropriate reproductive health education and resources in an empowering environment. These YWRC staff members have prior experience facilitating a range of reproductive health topics within Des Moines Public Schools/surrounding districts and as part of our After School programs.
- Reproductive anatomy
- Birth control
- Testing options
How does this work?
YWRC Empowerment staff can offer one-time presentations, co-facilitation with
health/PE/other courses or four-week long small group sessions for 5th – 12th grades.
Presentations and facilitations will happen virtually, via Microsoft Teams or Zoom.
Dates and timing are flexible to accommodate the best fit for school/student schedules.
Why is this important?
Reproductive health education is important for the overall health and wellbeing of young individuals. This includes their knowledge of changes in their bodies and safe sexual
practices. By providing accurate, inclusive information with a trusted adult, students can learn without stigma or shame. While the ability to gather in person has become more
difficult, we believe it is still important for them to have access to this important information.
Ready to collaborate or learn more?
Contact YWRC Empowerment Specialist Chelsea via email or by calling (515)244-4901.
The Young Women’s Resource Center holds weekly after school groups for young women in the Des Moines area in 5th through 12th grades. These groups explore a variety of topics such as body image, self-esteem, reproductive health and healthy relationships. They include hands-on activities, field trips, guest speakers and community service projects. (Groups are currently held online and meet in a virtual space. Project-specific activity kits are provided for participants.)
Connections is an all year long, continuous educational program focused on issues such as anger management and impulse control. Connections is an ongoing therapeutic group.
Mariposa, meaning “butterfly,” is a weekly after school group designed exclusively for Latina young women in middle and high schools throughout Des Moines.