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.

College Urges Boy Scouts Not to Drop Ban on Homosexuality

The College urges the Boy Scouts of America to retain their time-tested policy prohibiting homosexuals from serving as leaders in the Boy Scouts. A copy of the letter can be found here. The pressure for the Boy Scouts to change their policy in membership is not rooted in any new science but instead comes from […]

Risk Avoidance: The Best for Children

College members Douglas Abbott, PhD and Michelle Cretella, MD, recently published a review article, “At Risk: Single Young Women Having Non-Marital Sex,” in the Journal of Human Sexuality (JHS).

Emergency Contraception: Not Best for Teens

NEWS RELEASE December 3, 2012 Emergency Contraception Not the Best for Teens Gainesville, Florida – December 3, 2012 – The American College of Pediatricians disputes the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recent recommendation that pediatricians provide younger adolescents with a prescription for “emergency contraception” and instruct all adolescent patients to use it “in case” of unprotected […]

Obamacare: Not Ready For Prime Time

News Release October 4, 2012 Gainesville, Florida – October 4, 2012 – The College supports good common sense ideas which will reform healthcare in a way that would help families and children to thrive.  Because ACA does not meet this standard, the College supports its nullification. The US healthcare system has major shortcomings including waste and […]

Disciplinary Spanking Gets a Bum Rap

News Release July 11, 2012 Gainesville, Florida – July 11, 2012 – With the release of a biased report in the journal Pediatrics implying that spanking causes mental disorders, researcher Dr. Tracie Afifi continues the all-too-common unscientific assault on disciplinary spanking. By studying the experience of “harsh physical punishment” defined as “pushed, grabbed, shoved, slapped, […]

Marriage Declines: Children Suffer

NEWS RELEASE HOLD for Release on March 5, 2012 Contact: Den Trumbull, MD, FCP Telephone: 888-376-1877 Fax: 352-376-4959 Website contact: www.best4children.org Email contact: acopadmin@gmail.comMARRIAGE DECLINES, CHILDREN SUFFER Gainesville, Florida – March 5, 2012 – When children are born outside of marriage between their father and mother, there is much suffering. The children have more trouble in […]

Sex Change Therapy: Not Best for Children

NEWS RELEASE HOLD for Release on February 28, 2012 Contact: Den Trumbull, MD, FCP Telephone: 888-376-1877 Fax: 352-376-4959 Website contact: www.best4children.org Email contact: acopadmin@gmail.com SEX CHANGE THERAPY: NOT BEST FOR CHILDREN Gainesville, Florida – February 28, 2012 – The American College of Pediatricians (The College) is alarmed by physicians at Boston Children’s Hospital who are […]

Plan B: Not a Good Plan

Plan B Not an A Plan for Kids The American College of Pediatricians applauds Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in her correct and courageous decision to retain the age restrictions on the emergency contraception pill, Plan B.  Given the potential for misuse, overuse, and the significant side effects of this drug, these age […]

Chemical Castration – Not the Best for Children

NEWS RELEASE October 27, 2011 Gainesville, Florida – October 27, 2011 – The American College of Pediatricians (The College) is alarmed by the increasingly prevalent and unscientific trend to treat Gender Identity Disorder (GID) in children as an inborn trait rather than as the treatable psychological condition it is. GID in children is manifest as […]

Parent Rights and Children’s Health: Inseparable

Gainesville, Florida – October 13, 2011 – The American College of Pediatricians (The College) is alarmed by California’s recent enactment of a law that disrespects the parent-child relationship and under cuts parental authority in the management of healthcare for the child. On October 9, 2011 California’s Governor Brown enacted a law that allows children as young […]

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