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Medical Coalition opposes Comprehensive Sex Education

Four physicians representing different medical organizations spoke before the Parkway School Board meeting in St. Louis, Missouri on March 9, 2016, to encourage the Board to continue with a sexual risk avoidance (abstinence) sex education curriculum vs changing to a comprehensive sex education curriculum. Letter to Parkway School Board, St. Louis, Missouri.

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Sex Education in the Home and the School

The American College of Pediatricians recognizes the health benefits of sexual risk avoidance (SRA – formerly known as ‘abstinence’) as the optimal lifestyle for all youth.  Therefore, the College strongly endorses SRA education and recommends its adoption by all school systems in lieu of “comprehensive sex education.”  This position is based on the public health […]

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2016 Newsletters

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In the Media

With the release of official position statements and press releases, the American College of Pediatricians is often cited in the media for its stand.  Listed below are links to recent citations of the College.  Realizing that the College may not always be accurately quoted, these articles offer the reader insight into various debates on issues […]

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Sexual Activity Among Youth

The decision to engage in sexual activity is one of the most important decisions a youth will make.  Unlike other voluntary activities, sexual activity has powerful effects upon each participant’s mind, emotions and physical body.  This decision can have life-long consequences ─ positive and negative. With the onset of puberty comes a natural interest in […]

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Gender Confusion and Transgender Identity- Part I

Gender Confusion or Gender Dysphoria (GD) of childhood describes a psychological condition in which children experience a marked incongruence between their experienced gender and the gender associated with their biological sex. When this occurs in the pre-pubertal child, GD resolves in the vast majority of patients by late adolescence. Currently, there is a vigorous debate […]

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