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A Message to Parents Meet the Characters Chapter 1: Puberty: Heres the Deal Chapter 2: Feelings and Friends Chapter 3: Beating Body Odors Chapter 4: Hairy Chapter 5: The Skin Youre In Chapter 6: Body Part Smarts Chapter 7: Breasts and Chests Chapter 8: All About Periods, Period Chapter 9: Testosterone Zone Chapter 10: Puberty Gear Chapter 11: Curiosity Chapter 12: When Puberty Doesnt Feel Right Chapter 13: Bigger Better Bodies Chapter 14: Whats Your Style/Be You

About the Author

Dr. Melisa Holmes is a board-certified Ob-Gyn, author, and nationally recognized health educator. She is the Co-Founder and CEO of Girlology, a leading wellness app supporting girls and caregivers with personalized on demand health resources that guide them through puberty and adolescence with confidence. She has more than 20 years experience as an ob-gyn with expertise in pediatric & adolescent gynecology and as an educator for medical students, residents and colleagues.

Dr. Melisa is a Co-Founder of the Period Education Project, a national non-profit that trains medical students to deliver menstrual health education to under resourced communities. She has authored books for youth on puberty and sexual development as well as numerous articles and book chapters in the medical literature. She has consulted and created health content for global brands including Always, Tampax and CVS Health. As a passionate patient advocate, Dr. Holmes received a national award from the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists for patient education. Trish Hutchison, MD, FAAP, is a board-certified pediatrician, nationally recognized health educator, and author. Dr. Trish is the Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Girlology, a leading wellness app supporting girls and caregivers with personalized on demand health resources that guide them through puberty and adolescence with confidence. She founded and directed a young women's health center for the Department of Adolescent Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is an expert on adolescent development, teen sexuality, parenting, and has been listed among the Best Doctors in America. Dr. Trish has authored books for youth on puberty and sexual development. She is also a Co-Founder of the Period Education Project, a national non-profit that trains medical students to deliver menstrual health education to under resourced communities. Dr. Trish has over 20 years of clinical practice and currently works in College Health at The College of Charleston. This keeps her up to date on issues that kids face daily, including her own two college aged daughters. She earned her MD at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) then completed her Pediatrics residency at Vanderbilt University.
Kathryn Lowe, MD, FAAP (she/her) is a board-certified pediatrician, a clinical assistant professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine, and a proud mother of two middle school kids. Dr. Lowe has an immense background advocating for LGBTQ+ kids and has taught extensively on the topic of gender. In recognition of her expertise, she was elected a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Executive Committee of the Section on LGBT Health and Wellness and continues to serve on this national level committee today. Dr. Lowe's passion for advocating for kids began while serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bolivia where she worked with children in rural villages, and only grew stronger as she began her career as a pediatrician and then became a mother. The idea for You-ology sprang from her endless search for the ideal puberty book to read with her two kids as they approached puberty. Dr. Lowe earned her medical degree through the University of Connecticut and completed her pediatrics residency at Maine Medical Center in Portland, ME. She loves enjoying life with her husband, two children, and always at least one furry four-legged companion.

Reviews

"You-ology is a book where kids can see their bodies and their uniqueness reflected back at them. This book is about real kids going through real changes." --Ilena Sherer, MD, Pediatrician; executive committee, American Academy of Pediatrics Section on LGBT Health and Wellness; and cofounder of Child and Adolescent Gender Center at the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
"You-ology is honest, accepting, empowering, and medically accurate. It reads like a personalized how-to-do-puberty book for kids." --Damon Korb, MD, FAAP, author of Raising an Organized Child: 5 Steps to Boost Independence, Ease Frustration, and Promote Confidence and director, Center for Developing Minds, Los Gatos, CA
"A gender-inclusive body-positive explanation of puberty. You-ology is that gift and a wonderful addition to youths', parents', and educators' book collections as children make their way through the puberty journey." --Diane Ehrensaft, PhD, author of GenderBorn, Gender Made and The Gender Creative Child; director of mental health, Child and Adolescent Gender Center at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Benioff Children's Hospital; and associate professor of pediatrics, UCSF
"As a mom of a transgender daughter, I'm delighted that You-ology explains and illustrates puberty in an inclusive and sensitive manner." --Jeanette Jennings, President and Cofounder of the TransKids Purple RainbowFoundation, mom of trans youth activist Jazz Jennings, and cast member of the award-winning TLC docuseries, I Am Jazz
"The much-needed book about puberty that covers not just the physical but also the emotional changes that youth go through in a gender-inclusive way that normalizes everyone's puberty experience." --Paria Hassouri, MD, FAAP, author of Found inTransition: A Mother's Evolution During Her Child's Gender Change and director of the Pediatric and Adolescent Gender Wellness Clinic at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
"This is the book about puberty that kids and parents deserve! Not only is it medically accurate, but it is also free of shame and covers topics like gender diversity in thorough, thoughtful detail." --Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC, author of Let's Talk About DownThere: An OB-GYN Answers All Your Burning Questions...Without Making You Feel Embarrassed for Asking and board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist practicing in Portland, OR
"This is the guide every parent and child needs to develop a comfortable and confident acceptance of their own bodies and others!" --Michelle Icard, author of Fourteen Talks by Age Fourteen

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