Female sexuality is the theme of the next educational event for women offered as part of the “Girl Talk” discussion series on women’s health topics, jointly sponsored by Sonoma Valley Hospital and Prima Medical Group/Sonoma.

Gynecologist Diwata Bose, M.D. will present guest speaker, Heather Howard Ph.D., MPH, a board certified sexologist and mind-body health facilitator, who will discuss “Female Sexuality: An Owner’s Manual.”

Howard will cover a range of topics that every woman needs to know, including sexual anatomy, physiology, sexual function and common challenges to sexual well being.

There will be time for questions and answers.

In addition to her private practice work, Howard is an associate professor of clinical sexology at the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality (IASHS); a clinical skills instructor for the Stanford School of Medicine Obstetrics & Gynecology Department; and a gynecological teaching associate with Project Prepare, through which she teaches medical students and providers to provide sexual counseling and to perform comfortable and effective breast and pelvic exams.

The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 2, in the Rodeo Room of Saddles Restaurant at MacArthur Place, 29 E. MacArthur St., Sonoma. There is no cost for attendance.

A no-host bar and appetizers will be provided, and there will be a raffle with prizes.

The deadline for reservations is April 29. Space is limited, so register soon, either by email to cmuir@primamedgroup