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.

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 […]

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