Kathryn Lowe, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician discusses the new American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) first book “You-ology: A Puberty Guide for Every Body” (AAP April 2022) which offers a one-stop-shop, explaining what every body goes through, with cute illustrations. You-ology offers fact-based, age-appropriate information about the physical, social, and emotional changes ahead for kids. Helping kids understand what every body goes through in puberty breeds greater compassion and empathy all around.
Kathryn Lowe, MD, FAAP graduated from Concordia College and then served in Peace Corps in Bolivia for two years where she discovered her passion for pediatrics. Following that, she attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at Maine Medical Center. Since then, she has worked as a pediatrician in both the clinic and hospital setting and currently is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the University of Washington School of Medicine where she helps educate our future generation of physicians. She currently serves on the executive committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on LGBT Health and Wellness, and has also had leadership positions with the Montana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is the co-founder of the non-profit Gender Equality Montana whose mission is to raise awareness about gender diversity at the community level. She has also led many trainings on gender diversity at the community level, state level, and national level.