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 […]

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