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 Opposes Mandatory Humanpapilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccination

Gainesville, Florida January 12, 2007 –The American College of Pediatricians applauds the availability of HPV vaccine. We strongly oppose requiring students to obtain the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine as a requirement for public school attendance. HPV is spread only by sexual intercourse. Keeping children out of school because they have not been vaccinated with […]

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 […]

Sexual Orientation Report Troubling

The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) takes strong exception to the current clinical report: “Sexual Orientation and Adolescents” (Pediatrics, June 2004) by Barbara L. Frankowski, MD, and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). This report is written in a politically correct fashion and its words hide the reality of the problem. This being so, we […]

College Supports Banning “Morning After” Pill

The American College of Pediatricians, a concerned group of science based child advocate physicians, strongly opposes unsupervised child and adolescent access to the “morning after pill”. We do so because we know the physical and emotional harm documented in children who undergo abortion procedures of any type. We are especially concerned about their ability to […]

College Supports Legislation to Protect Marriage

At the recent Board of Directors meeting, the American College of Pediatricians voted unanimously to endorse the concept of A Federal Marriage Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The College supports this legislation based upon the firm knowledge that the basic father-mother family unit, within marriage, is the optimal setting for childhood development. The American College […]

Protection of the Unborn

The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) applauds the recent action by Congress in passing legislation to protect unborn victims of violent crimes committed against their mothers. The wide margins of its passage indicate the depth of understanding that human life is sacred, no matter the stage of development. Congress has taken a logical step forward […]