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Birth Control Pill and Teen Suicide

The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) notes with interest the recent study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry (1) documenting an increased risk factor of suicide – nearly doubled (RR 2.06) for suicide attempts and more than tripled (RR 3.08) for successful suicide – among adolescent girls who use hormonal contraceptives. This study did not determine […]

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Pediatricians Call Out Stanford University’s Fake Science

Last month, Investigators from the Stanford University History Education Group released a “Working Paper,” titled, Lateral Reading [1] in which they criticized historian and student reviewers for reaching reasoned, accurate conclusions. In the study, historians, fact checkers, and Stanford University undergraduates were asked to evaluate the “trustworthiness” of the online school bullying policy statements of both […]

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“Uber” for Birth Control: Dangerous for Teens

The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) alerts parents to a dangerous new mobile phone app called Nurx. Dubbed the “Uber for birth control,” Nurx enables teens as young as age 12 to obtain contraceptive and abortive medications including the pill, vaginal ring, Plan B and Ella without parental knowledge or local physician oversight. Sexual activity […]

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