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.


The American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG), the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) and the Christian Medical and Dental Associations (CMDA), representing over 30,000 medical professionals, issued a correction of the recently released joint statement on abortion from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and Society for Family Planning (SFP). Today, […]

Medical Coalition Repudiates Attacks against Moral Conscience & Right to Life

Today, a coalition of medical organizations released a public statement condemning recent comments in favor of abortion and opposed to conscience protections made by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Physicians, the American Psychiatric Association and the American Osteopathic […]

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American College of Pediatricians Urges Surgeon General to Investigate Medical Transgendering of Children

The American College of Pediatricians was joined today by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, the Catholic Medical Association, and the Alliance for Therapeutic Choice in urging the Surgeon General of the United States, Dr. Jerome Adams, to issue a call to action regarding transgender medical interventions for children. The full letter may be […]

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American College of Pediatricians Praises Newly Approved Medicine for Pediatric Type 2 Diabetes

On June 17, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Victoza (liraglutide) injection for treatment of children 10 years or older with type 2 diabetes. Victoza, which has been approved for use in adults with type 2 diabetes since 2010, is the first non-insulin drug approved to treat type 2 diabetes in children since the […]

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Physician Groups Applaud HHS Revision Regarding Sex Discrimination

The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) and the American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG) applaud the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for issuing a proposed rule that restores the scientific definition of sex and moral conscience protections to healthcare. “Treating patients in accordance with gender identity, as opposed to their biological sex, could lead to tragic results,” said Dr. Michelle Cretella, executive […]

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Criticism of Endocrine Society Guidelines Grows

Quentin L. Van Meter, M.D., president of the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) and Andre Van Mol, M.D., Co-Chair of the Adolescent Sexuality Committee, and colleagues, were published in the March 2019 issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Their letter to the editor “Endocrine Treatment of Gender-Dysphoric/Gender-Incongruent Persons: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice […]

Infanticide: Never Acceptable

The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) condemns recent efforts by several states to remove all legal protection from infants prior to, during, and shortly after birth. As in ancient Rome, it is now legal in 2019 New York, and soon, potentially other states, to kill a child through exposure, starvation, and/or the denial of medical care. […]

Medical, Legal, Policy Organizations and Academics Applaud Scientific Definition of Sex in Federal Law and Policy

On December 4, 2018, the American College of Pediatricians, the American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Christian Medical and Dental Associations, and the Catholic Medical Association, representing over 30,000 health professionals across the nation, sent a letter applauding the Trump Administration’s intention to uphold the scientific definition of sex in federal law and […]

Spanking: A Valid Option for Parents

The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) takes issue with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recent statement, Effective Discipline to Raise Healthy Children, which declares all disciplinary spanking by parents to be harmful to children. This statement continues to rely upon poorly designed, biased studies, despite the ACPeds’ 2017 challenge to the AAP that their […]

Vote Best for Children

As our Local, State and National elections fast approach, and as early voting is about to open in many States, the American College Of Pediatricians (ACPeds) renews its call to “Elect Candidates Who Support the Best for Children.” As we step to the ballot box we must note that those for whom we vote work […]

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