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.

Calcium and Sexual Abstinence

In the February 2006 issue of Pediatrics new guidelines were issued for pediatricians on calcium intake, bone growth, and the prevention of future osteoporosis. These guideline stress that we must work to increase calcium intake, especially, as the AAP release citing the article notes, “…during adolescence, when the peak rate of bone mass growth occurs.” […]

College Again Urges Caution on Emergency Contraception

The American College of Pediatricians again congratulates the FDA and others for their strong stand in continuing to prohibit the over-the-counter sale of drugs commonly referred to as “Emergency Contraception” (EC). We especially applaud this stand with respect to unguided adolescent access to these potent abortion pharmaceuticals. The key word here is “abortion.” Please make […]

Adolescent Pregnancy

In the July 2005 issue of Pediatrics the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a Clinical Report on Adolescence Pregnancy (“Adolescent Pregnancy: Current Trends and Issues”). This report implies that it is the result of, or at least is representative of, a membership-wide consensus. It is not, and it must be noted that the […]

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