Founder of Hygeia Personal Care Products, Inc. Releases First Puberty Book for Girls

Top Quote The Big P book series is for girls their moms, dads and even educators. It’s a reference guide everyone can return to time and time again as a girl moves through the five stages of puberty. End Quote
  • San Francisco, CA (1888PressRelease) August 11, 2018 - Toyna J. Chin the Founder of Hygéia Personal Care Products, Inc., the former developer and marketer of innovative feminine care products designed exclusively for young women under the Petite Amie brand, announced today that she has released her first puberty book for young girls.

    “The Big P: A Younger Girl’s Journey Through Puberty is the first of a five-part series of books based on the Tanner scale helping girls traverse the sometimes-rocky pathway from girlhood to womanhood. It begins with the onset of puberty, which can start anywhere between the ages of eight and eleven. Those initial body changes lead to the first bra and the first menstrual period as well as the difficult emotional changes that accompany the hormonal shifts of passing from childhood to womanhood. The drive for independence from the family, spending more time with friends than at home and all the issues of social interactions including peer pressure, are also part of it,” says Ms. Chin.

    “This is a wonderful and complicated time for girls to grow up, and nobody knows that more than Toyna Chin. She has spent years dedicated to educating girls about growing up and providing them with all the pertinent developmental products they will need to make them comfortable about the process of puberty. Toyna knows first-hand that today’s young women are straddling two worlds – girlhood and womanhood. In many ways they’re looking forward to the new one, but in others they are reluctant to let go of the one they know. In most cases, they feel insecure because they are not supported as they make this enormous transition. If we peel back the layers of this complex situation, it gets very simple. They long to move into their new lives with confidence, they want as much of their journey to be as private as possible, they want enough knowledge and assistance that the entire process of puberty can be moved through with some ease and they want assurance that they’re developing appropriately. Toyna really “gets” these amazing young women – their gifts, their insecurities, their uniqueness.’ states Dr. Mary Lake Polan, Professor and Chair Emerita, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stanford University School of Medicine and Adjunct Professor Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University School of Medicine.

    The Big P: A Younger Girl’s Journey Through Puberty is now available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Google Play

    About Toyna J. Chin
    Toyna Chin was born in Jamaica and raised in Connecticut before finally settling in California with her daughter Liya. She became interested in women and girl's health and education as the Founder of Hygeia Personal Care Products; a company she launched in 2004 to help girls and teens transition through puberty with the right products and education at every stage. She's an avid adventurer and a seeker of knowledge. When she's not spending her free time with her daughter you can find her in some of the most remote parts of the world volunteering. For additional information, visit

    © 2018 Toyna Chin. All rights reserved.

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