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  • American College of Pediatricians doubles down on common sense: Don't Encourage Transgender Delusion

    03/09/2017 9:47:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/09/2017 | James Arlandson
    All the way back in August 2016, the American College of Pediatricians took a brave stand and proclaimed that gender ideology harms children.  They updated their post in January of this year, and it must not go unnoticed. They write (emphasis added): The bottom line is this:  Our opponents advocate a new scientifically baseless standard of care for children with a psychological condition (GD) that would otherwise resolve after puberty for the vast majority of patients concerned.  Specifically, they advise:  affirmation of children’s thoughts which are contrary to physical reality; the chemical castration of these children prior to puberty with GnRH...
  • Pediatricians putting new focus on how violence, other problems affect children's lives

    08/30/2016 6:39:21 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies
    bergen record ^ | August 29, 2016 | KARA YORIO
    Violence, racism, intolerance and religious bigotry made headlines this summer and the American Academy of Pediatrics took notice. These issues are impacting children and the organization wants to address the societal problems proactively with kids and their families.We need to talk more about this, definitely, said Dr. Sylvia Blaustein of St. Josephs Regional Medical Center in Paterson. I think everybody should be discussing these issues because of whats going on nationally and internationally. The AAP was pushed to action in early July after shootings in Baton Rouge and Dallas. It announced an initiative aimed at addressing gun violence as...
  • Pediatricians encourage sex ed at doc's office, home and school

    07/20/2016 2:54:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    foxnews ^ | 07/19/2016
    Children and adolescents should receive age-appropriate and evidence-based education about sex and sexuality from pediatricians, schools, professionals and parents, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. In the U.S., according to the AAP, about one in three adolescents does not receive any information on sexuality from pediatricians. And when the subject does come up between doctors and kids, the average conversation lasts less than 40 seconds, the group says in a new report. "Which means two-thirds of the time it's not discussed at all, and when it is discussed it's such a brief time," said Dr. Cora Breuner ... The...
  • American College of Pediatricians pushes Abortion-Breast Cancer (ABC) Link

    04/22/2015 11:50:24 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/17/2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    In a press release last week, the American College of Pediatricians urged health care providers to educate young women about the strong link between abortion and breast cancer.In 2013, Dr. Rebecca Johnson, a cancer specialist at Seattle Childrens Hospital, released results of a study that demonstrated that the number of advanced breast cancer cases has increased among younger women, aged 25-39 years. After an analysis of 34 years worth of data from many countries, Johnson and her colleagues found that induced abortion was likely a causalnot correlationalrisk factor for the development of breast cancer. The pediatricians group also revisits the...
  • Pediatricians appeal to DEA to allow research on medical marijuana treatment for children

    01/27/2015 8:10:18 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | January 26, 2015 | Maria Santos
    Critics of marijuana legalization love to argue about its repercussions for the childrenpaging Nancy Gracebut the American Academy of Pediatrics seems to disagree. The group has now appealed to the Drug Enforcement Agency to reclassify marijuana and allow them to research its medical benefits for children, the Wall Street Journal reports. They have also asked the federal government to permit marijuana use by children with serious conditions. Marijuana is currently listed as a Schedule 1 drug by the federal government, classifying it with drugs like heroin. This scheduling prohibits research by ranking marijuana as having no acceptable medical use. A...
  • Traditional Marriage Still the Best for Children

    03/29/2013 7:56:20 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 13 replies
    http://www.acpeds.org ^ | March 21, 2013 | American College of Pediatricians
    Gainesville, Florida March 21, 2013 The American College of Pediatricians reaffirms that the intact, functional family consisting of a married (female) mother and (male) father provides the best opportunity for children. The College, therefore, disputes the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) claim that supporting same-sex unions promotes the well-being of children. In its newly released statement, Promoting the Well-Being of Children Whose Parents Are Gay or Lesbian, the AAP ignores important research on risks to children in favor of the wants of adults. The College does not support the alteration of this time-honored and proven standard to conform...
  • Debate simmers over doctors asking about guns

    02/09/2013 7:12:07 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 92 replies
    hamptonroads.com ^ | February 9, 2013 | Amy Jeter
    Do you have a gun in your home? For some, that's a loaded question - particularly when asked by a doctor. A debate is simmering over when and whether physicians should be allowed to talk to their patients about firearms. Doctor groups say physicians are obligated to warn their patients about guns along with other health risks, such as riding in a car without wearing a seat belt. However, gun rights advocates balk at what they see as a needless invasion of privacy and blatant attempt at gun control advocacy. State and federal lawmakers are weighing in. President Barack Obama's...
  • Homosexual Parenting: Is It Time For Change?

    12/15/2009 1:36:53 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 32 replies · 1,377+ views
    http://www.americancollegeofpediatricians.org ^ | Dec 15, 2009 | AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PEDIATRICIANS
    Are children reared by two individuals of the same gender as well adjusted as children reared in families with a mother and a father? Until recently the unequivocal answer to this question was "no." Within the last decade, however, professional health organizations1, academics, social policymakers and the media have begun asserting that prohibitions on parenting by homosexual couples should be lifted. In making such far-reaching, generation-changing assertions, any responsible advocate would rely upon supporting evidence that is comprehensive and conclusive. Not only is this not the situation, but also there is sound evidence that children exposed to the homosexual lifestyle...
  • Teens Report Parents' Drinking and Driving

    06/05/2009 9:12:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies · 728+ views
    Family Practice News ^ | 15 May 2009 | MIRIAM E. TUCKER
    BALTIMORE For as many as a third of adolescents who report riding in a car with a drinking driver, that driver is actually a parent rather than a peer. That startling finding, from an observational study based on a cross-sectional questionnaire of 2,100 adolescents, highlights a profoundly underrecognized and undertreated public health problem, Dr. Celeste R. Wilson said in a poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies. Primary care providers need effective counseling strategies for adolescents exposed to parents who drive while intoxicated and more training in how to deal with parents who are placing...
  • Researcher says few families report safe firearm storage

    06/04/2007 4:16:48 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 122 replies · 1,762+ views
    Wake Forest U/Baptist Med Center ^ | 4-Jun-2007 | Rae Bush
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Few families store their firearms safely, according to a pediatric researcher at Brenner Children's Hospital, part of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Robert H. DuRant, Ph.D., and his colleagues' research study results are published in the June issue of Pediatrics. "Over 70 percent of the families surveyed reported not storing their firearms safely in their residence," DuRant said. "This concerns us a great deal because having guns in the home increases the likelihood that they will be used in a suicide or unintentional injury. It's imperative that parents understand the necessity of storing guns safely in...
  • More Docs "Fire" Dissenting Patients

    05/14/2007 8:46:27 PM PDT · by davidgumpert · 125 replies · 2,683+ views
    BusinessWeek.com ^ | May 14, 2007 | David Gumpert
    Pediatricians are encountering parents who refuse vaccinations for their children, prompting the doctors to show them the door. The problems seem to have heated up since a survey of 302 pediatricians published a year-and-a-half ago in Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine, in which 28% "said that they would ask the family to seek care elsewhere" for "refusing specific vaccines," and 39% said they would do so for families refusing all vaccines. Increasingly it seems, the pediatricians are following through on their threats, despite the potential for serious revenue loss. Iron Mountain, MI, pediatrician Alexis Wolfe says she has booted...
  • Professional Pediatrics Group Discourages Gay Parenting

    05/26/2004 2:38:49 PM PDT · by EdReform · 90 replies · 610+ views
    Narth.com ^ | 23 April 2004 | Frank York
    The American College of Pediatricians has recently come out with a paper discouraging the rearing of children in homosexual households. The report, "Homosexual Parenting: Is It Time For Change?" cites studies showing that children who are reared in traditional two-parent homes are "more likely to thrive emotionally, mentally, and physically in a home with two heterosexual parents versus a home with a single parent." The report notes that "...current studies that appear to indicate neutral to favorable results from homosexual parenting have critical flaws such as non-longitudinal design, lack of proper controls, and failure to account for confounding variables."...
  • THIRD ANNUAL NATIONAL ASK DAY: SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 2003

    06/20/2003 6:06:32 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 15 replies · 153+ views
    Email from www.pax.com ^ | June 20, 2003 | PAX
    PAX AND AAP TEAM UP AGAIN TO SEND CRITICAL SUMMER SAFETY MESSAGE TO PARENTS: ASK IF THERE ARE GUNS WHERE YOUR CHILDREN PLAY New York, NY (June 20, 2003) - Each year over 3,000 children in the United States lose their lives to gun violence. In response, PAX Real Solutions to Gun Violence and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), created the ASK (Asking Saves Kids) Campaign, a life-saving campaign that urges parents to ASK if there are guns in the homes where their children play. The fact is, over 40 percent of homes with children in America have...