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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM — also known as Female Genital Cutting or Female Circumcision)

American College of Pediatricians – August 2017 ABSTRACT: The World Health Organization has stated there are significant health risks and no medical benefits to female genital mutilation (FGM).  The American College of Pediatricians agrees with this assessment and is therefore categorically opposed to this practice and agrees with its designation as a Federal crime. However, […]

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Effect of Marijuana Legalization on Risky Behavior

American College of Pediatricians – February 2017 ABSTRACT:  Medical marijuana is now legal in 29 of the 50 United States. Recreational marijuana was legalized in Colorado in 2013.Various reports have revealed the short and midterm effects of this legalization process on teens and young adults. The significant detrimental effects of marijuana on teenage mental health […]

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Children Need Candidates to Support their Best Interests

American College of Pediatricians – September 2016 The American College of Pediatricians (College) is concerned that Presidential and other political candidates often ignore the health and well-being of children. While it is not unusual for politicians to “kiss babies” during the campaign and then “kiss them off” after the election, it is worrisome when some […]

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