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.

Know Your ABCs: The Abortion Breast Cancer Link

The American College of Pediatricians urges women to “Know your ABCs” since abortion appears to be linked to breast cancer.  Although the medical community has been reluctant to acknowledge the link, induced abortion prior to a full term delivery, and prior to 32 weeks of gestation, increases the likelihood that a woman will develop breast cancer.  This risk […]

Cohabitation Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

With its position statement, Cohabitation, the American College of Pediatricians cautions adolescents and young adults about the negative consequences of cohabitation for both themselves and their children, and urges parents to teach their children about the advantages of waiting until marriage. Research shows that, rather than serving as a stepping stone to a healthy marriage, […]

Divorce is NOT the best solution

The American College of Pediatricians urges parents in troubled marriages to make every effort to heal their relationship and preserve the marriage. In the position statement, The Impact of Family Structure on the Health of Children: Effects of Divorce, the College calls attention to the negative impact of divorce on children, parents and society as […]

Marijuana: science, not hype, will clear the haze

The belief that marijuana use is “no big deal” has become increasingly pervasive in the United States. See this article by College Vice President, Dr. Michelle Cretella as published by

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Life-Preserving Healthcare and Freedom of Conscience Not at Odds

The American College of Pediatricians supports all that is best for children and families. This includes the Bill of Rights, as well as life-preserving healthcare. The first article of the Bill of Rights states: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” Some medical organizations argue that, […]

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Physicians are Healers – Not Killers

Gainesville, Florida – February 17, 2014 – It is the role of every medical professional to deliver care to ailing patients with  compassion, always striving to preserve the patient’s life and dignity. The American College of Pediatricians is appalled by Netherlands’ recent legalization of Neonatal Euthanasia and Belgium’s legalization of euthanasia for terminally ill children […]

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Adolescents, Therapeutic Choice and Scientific Integrity

In 2013 California and New Jersey passed laws that ban licensed mental health providers from offering sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE) to minors. Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, Minnesota and Maryland are considering similar legislation. Recently, however, this legislation died in the Virginia House, and a stay was imposed in California pending review by the […]

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College Applauds NFL’s No Tolerance Policy to Pot

The Marijuana Policy Project confirmed that five pro-marijuana billboards will appear around the Super Bowl stadium on Sunday advocating for the NFL to allow players to use the drug.  The American College of Pediatricians has made it clear that promoting the myth of marijuana as “safe” in any venue, let alone via multiple billboards at […]

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Legislators are Not Psychotherapists!

Gainesville, Florida – January 27, 2014 – The American College of Pediatricians urges legislators to refrain from legislating psychotherapy.  Similar to laws recently enacted in California and New Jersey, a bill is being considered in Virginia to ban professional therapists from practicing conversion therapy with same-sex attracted adolescents who, or whose parents, request such therapy.  […]

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The Condom Myth

Gainesville, Florida – November 20, 2013 – The recent policy statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics urging pediatricians to distribute condoms to their adolescent patients is misguided, unfounded, and potentially harmful to the sexual and mental health of America’s young people. The statement justifies condom distribution by advocating the myth of “safe sex”. The […]

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