Press Releases

megaphoneThe American College of Pediatricians periodically releases statements that relate to current issues affecting the lives of children and their families. To read a press release, click on the title of any of the following listed in chronological order.

“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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Pediatricians applaud GSK for New Ethical Shingles Vaccine

The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) commends Glaxo SmithKline (GSK) pharmaceutical company for the development of the anti-shingles vaccine, Shingrix, which does not require the use of aborted fetal cell material. Shingrix is a new vaccine recently approved by the FDA for use in the prevention of shingles caused by the varicella virus. It is […]

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Physician Reject License to Kill

The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) and the American Association of Prolife Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG) applaud our 150,000 colleagues in the American College of Physicians (ACP) for boldly opposing the contradictory practice of physician-assisted suicide in their recently released position statement, Ethics and the Legalization of Physician-Assisted Suicide. Assisting in or directly causing the […]

Decrying the Politics of Hate

On August 17, 2017, based on data from the discredited Southern Poverty Law Center, CNN published an article that lists the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) as a “hate group”. The SPLC defines a “hate group” as all groups that “have beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people, typically for […]

Physicians are Healers Not Killers

The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) and the American Association of Prolife Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG) represent over 6,000 physicians and healthcare professionals who applaud the American Medical Association’s (AMA) current ban on physician assisted suicide and euthanasia. Together we urge the AMA’s Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs (CEJA) to uphold its staunch opposition […]

College President Speaks on Transgender Ideology

The Daily Signal published this article by the American College of Pediatricians President, Dr. Michelle Cretella, on Transgender Ideology July 3, 2017.  The article is summarized below. View this Fox News clip of Dr. Cretella being interviewed by Tucker Carlson of Fox News on July 24, 2017. I’m a Pediatrician. How Transgender Ideology Has Infiltrated My […]

Pediatricians Respond to and Challenge Psychology Today

The American College of Pediatricians has held true to its founding principles summarized by its slogan, “Best for Children.” The College has also quietly endured ad hominem attacks for making factual statements that threaten agendas which promote the wants of adults over the needs of children. Attacking the messenger is a tactic commonly used by […]

Consenting to Sex Change Easier than Crossing Street

Recently the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published an excerpt, in their AAP Daily Briefing, from a study in the April Journal of Experimental Psychology. The study reported that children under the age of 14 are not cognitively capable of crossing a busy street “because children lack the perceptual judgment and physical skills needed to […]

Parents Need ALL Effective Methods of Discipline

Child discipline (or training) is essential to healthy child development.  Parents need effective methods to discipline their young children, and research shows that appropriately applied disciplinary spanking can be one of them. Recent studies, however, claim that all disciplinary spanking is harmful to children. This research has been used to ban disciplinary spanking in many countries, […]

Normalizing Gender Dysphoria is Dangerous and Unethical

In its updated statement, Gender Dysphoria in Children, the American College of Pediatricians (College) calls for an end to the normalization of gender dysphoria (GD) in children because it has led to the ongoing experimentation upon, and sterilization of, confused children. Children with GD believe that they are something other than their biological sex. For […]

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