LEWISTON – “Becoming a Woman: What Parents and Teenage Girls Need to Know” will be the subject of an Accenting Women’s Health program on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Central Maine Medical Center.

Dr. Jennifer Weiner-Smith, Central Maine Obstetrics-Gynecology, will discuss the transition that females experience as they grow from girls to young women. Her presentation will include the most recent information on Pap tests, human papillomavirus and the new papillomavirus vaccine.

Prior to beginning her medical practice in the Lewiston-Auburn area, Weiner-Smith served as chief resident in obstetrics and gynecology at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

A graduate of Smith College in Northampton, Mass., Weiner-Smith earned her medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, Vt. Her work as a researcher has resulted in two scholarly articles that have been published in professional medical journals.

She is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Medical Association and Society for Laparaendoscopic Surgeons. She is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

The program is another in an ongoing series of Accenting Women’s Health presentations exploring women’s health issues.

The free program will be presented from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Chairmen’s Rooms, lower level of the 12 High Street Medical Office Building adjacent to CMMC.

Those interested in attending are asked to register in advance by calling 795-2106. They may also register online by going to www.cmmc.org/calendar.html and clicking on Women’s Health. Class size is limited. Interpreter services are available upon advance request.

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