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The Impact of Media Use and Screen Time on Children, Adolescents, and Families

American College of Pediatricians – July 2016 ABSTRACT: The media, and especially visual media in recent years, are playing an increasing role in the lives of children, adolescents, and families in the United States.  While the limited use of high-quality and developmentally appropriate media may have a positive influence, excessive or developmentally inappropriate use carries grave […]

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Gender Ideology Harms Children

Originally posted March 21, 2016 – a temporary statement with references. A full statement will be published in summer 2016. Updated with Clarifications on April 6, 2016. The American College of Pediatricians urges educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the […]

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Psychotherapy for Unwanted Homosexual Attraction Among Youth

American College of Pediatricians – January 2016 ABSTRACT: Although there are no scientific studies which evaluate psychotherapy for unwanted homosexual attraction (UHA) among adolescents, there are four studies that examine “sexual orientation change efforts”(SOCE) among adults which have been referenced to support legislative efforts to ban minors from receiving psychotherapy for UHA. This review critically […]

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