Girl Scouts Beyond Bars

Dr. Catherine Browne was recently invited to join the Austin Girl Scouts Beyond gsBars semimonthly gathering as a guest speaker. She enjoyed the opportunity to represent Capital Ob/Gyn in the community and speak with the girls about their health related questions.

Girl Scouts Beyond Bars (GSBB) is a program that equips girls ages 5 to 17 whose mothers are incarcerated with the tools they’ll need to succeed, while also strengthening the mother/daughter bond through regular visits. The Austin based GSBB meets semimonthly as a group and regularly engages local leaders to speak on relevant topics.

In February, Dr. Browne shared with the fifth through twelfth grade girls of GSBB on the topic of health. It is very important that these girls have a safe environment where they feel comfortable asking questions and where they can receive an educated response to their questions. It was evident that the GSBB has created an environment that meets this need, and that they are having a significant impact on the growth and leadership development of these girls.

Dr. Browne noted that the girls were very curious and open with their questions. Their questions ranged from “What is the Gardasil shot and what is HPV?” to discussions about the dangers of smoking and alcohol. They were also very interested in learning more about becoming a medical professional, the level of education needed and what a typical work day looks like.  Our hope is that each girl left that gathering better equipped to make educated choices when it comes to their health.

The Capital Ob/Gyn team is thankful to have the opportunity to connect with such valuable causes like GSBB and to serve our community. To learn more about our practice visit www.capobgyn.com or call us at 512-836-2536 if you have any questions or to schedule your next appointment.