by Derrick Vander Waal
SIOUX CENTER – Women will have an opportunity to learn about various health issues that affect them and discuss ways to stay healthy.
In particular, they will learn about a natural method of fertility that is based on understanding their own monthly cycles and doesn’t use medications.
The free Sister to Sister/Hermana a Hermana Women’s Health Event is planned for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at First Reformed Church in Sioux Center. Use the Family Life Center entrance along 10th Street. The third annual event will begin with coffee, cookies and other refreshments, and the session will follow.
Brittany Hamm, clinic manager for Promise Community Health Center, will lead the session. Topics that will be discussed include recommended screenings such as mammograms, breast exams, Pap smears and cholesterol tests.
The presentation – which is sponsored by Promise in collaboration with Sioux County Latino Health Coalition – will be interpreted into Spanish. All women are invited.
“It’s important for women to know, first of all, how healthy they are by getting the appropriate screenings, and then from there, how they can stay healthy and improve their health going forward,” Hamm said.
She said the session will be informal in nature, allowing the women to discuss and share their own experiences.
In addition to the general health information, guest speaker Kari Beader will talk about the Creighton Model FertilityCare System of fertility. She is a certified FertilityCare practitioner and the director for Orange City FertilityCare Center.
The system is a natural method of family planning to help women become pregnant or to avoid pregnancy. To learn more, visit www.fertilitycare.org.
Promise Community Health Center, headquartered in Sioux Center, is the only Federally Qualified Health Center in the far northwest corner of Iowa. To learn more, visit www.promisechc.org.