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.

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 […]

All Risks Factors Are Important in Assessing Adolescent Suicide

In an extensive article on adolescent suicide published in Pediatrics, the authors glaringly omit the significant risk factors of sexual activity and elective abortion.    The American College of Pediatricians has previously noted the significant risk contribution each of these has upon adolescent suicide, as well as depression. In studies that controlled for confounding factors, sexually […]

Supreme Court Ruling Disregards Women’s Health

The American College of Pediatricians (College) looks toward the day when all children’s lives will be valued unconditionally from conception. We comment today because a group of non-physicians have placed ideology ahead of women’s health and perhaps lives. The Texas statute invalidated by the Supreme Court of the United States simply required abortion be regulated […]

Great News for Teen Pregnancy Prevention!

The American College of Pediatricians (the College) calls attention to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that reveals almost 60% of high school students today have never had sex. This represents an increase of 28%* since 1991.  Amazing news! It demonstrates clearly that Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA), or sexual abstinence, is a […]

Sex-Segregated Bathroom and Locker Room Access is Best for Children

The American College of Pediatricians urges schools and legislators to uphold sex-segregated public bathroom and locker room access. This is the best policy for the health and safety of all children. Recently, the Justice Department and others have attempted to mandate that gender identity (the subjective feeling an individual has about his or her sexuality) rather […]

#Simon’s Law

Protect Children with Disabilities Now! Gainesville, FL, April 25, 2016 – The American College of Pediatricians supports the proposed Missouri and Kansas state bills dubbed Simon’s Law – designed to guarantee parents their inalienable right to participate in the healthcare decisions of their disabled or severely ill children. Once inconceivable, the practice of hospital staff placing […]

Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Update

The American College of Pediatricians (the College) has updated its position statement on the  Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines with the latest research regarding the virus and its effects, as well as the effectiveness and safety of those vaccines.  This revised statement has information, not available from any other single source that is pertinent to healthcare […]

57 Million Deaths and Counting

In honor of International Human Rights Day on December 10, 2015, the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) and the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians & Gynecologists (AAPLOG) invite you to join them in their efforts to end the greatest human rights violation on earth: legalized induced abortion. More than 57 million babies have been violently […]

Pornography and Children: A Crying Shame

At the start of this year’s White Ribbon Against Pornography week, the American College of Pediatricians (The College) urges physicians to become aware of the dangers of pornography so they are prepared to counsel parents and adolescents on this topic. In its statement, The Impact of Pornography on Children, the College presents the results of […]

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