about us

Girlology began in 2003 in the suburbs of Charleston, SC as a grassroots outreach of Dr. Melisa Holmes, an OB-GYN and mom of three, and Dr. Trish Hutchison, a pediatrician and mom of two.

Our founders recognized that there was a severe lack of age-appropriate, medically accurate, engaging and cringe-free messages about growing up safe, healthy, and informed. To address this issue, Dr. Holmes and Dr. Hutchison began hosting programs to teach moms and daughters everything they need to know about puberty and sexuality.

Through 2017, Girlology served an enthusiastic, but primarily suburban population. However, our founders realized that like with many other social issues, youth of color face additional barriers.

The Girlology Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that allows us to offer these same puberty and sexuality programs at low or no-cost in under-resourced areas through fundraising, grant support, and cost sharing.

our mission

The Girlology Foundation is changing the culture of sexuality education by leading health-focused and timely conversations about sexual development and health.