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Minding Your Bits - Genital Care and Attention for All with Jen Stovall

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The Herb Shoppe Pharmacy

3912 North Mississippi Avenue

Portland, OR 97227

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Minding Your Bits - Genital Care and Attention for All

Join us to discuss ways to care for those areas where the sun don’t shine! As herbalists, we realize that it is not always enough to simply use herbs internally and that they really work best when they directly contact affected tissues as often as possible. For this reason, we need to be well-versed in many different preparations, including caring for the genitals.

In this class, we will explore pelvic steams, sitz baths, suppositories, and salves for our genitals, including how to use each one and why we would choose one application over another. We will cover recipes for each of these preparations and discuss why you would choose different herbs for different situations. Common infections and imbalances of the genito-urinary system will be addressed, including pelvic stagnation, herpes, hemorrhoids, yeast, anal fissures, and bacterial vaginosis. We will cover preparations for all genitalia, yet due to the large amount of vaginal infections this class will slightly more vulva-centered.

Participants should leave this class with practical strategies for topical genital care so that they feel empowered to take on their own or their client’s healthcare needs. Let’s discuss ways to give attention to all of those oft-shamed parts of us that are forced to be covered most of the time or only expected to be paid attention to when we make them sexy and appealing for others!

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Jen Stovall works as a Community Herbalist & Health Educator, using a blend of Southern Folk Medicine, Western Herbalism, and harm reduction in her classes and with her clients. She is co-owner of Maypop Community Herb Shop in New Orleans and has a BSN-RN & a NADA Ear Acupuncture Detox Specialist & Trainer license, both of which inform her herbal practice. She has found herbalism to be both a potent tool for pursuing social justice in the world, and a powerful manifestation of the ethical and ideological path she walks in her personal life. She believes that health care should be accessible to everyone and that the most powerful strategy for this is educating and empowering people to choose their own path to health. She is constantly renewed and inspired by witnessing the magic spark that occurs when people are introduced to plant allies through consultations, herb walks, medicine making, & health education. You can find more info about Jen and what she is up to at jenstovall.com

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