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.

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 […]

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