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What’s Inside The Gender-Bending Picture Books In Your Children’s Library
What’s Inside The Gender-Bending Picture Books In Your Children’s Library
The Federalist, April 10, 2021
Why is it dangerous for our children to be exposed to these ideologies? Consider these sobering facts presented by Drs. Michelle Cretella, Quentin Van Meter, and Paul McHugh of the American College of Pediatrics:
Questioning Gender Change for Adolescents
Questioning Gender Change for Adolescents
Liberty Talk FM, April 3, 2021
Dr. Michelle Cretella, a pediatrician and the Executive Director of the American College of Pediatrics joins Dr. George to discuss the gender identity movement.
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson Vetoes Bill Banning Transgender Drugs, Surgeries for Minors
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson Vetoes Bill Banning Transgender Drugs, Surgeries for Minors
Breitbart, April 5, 2021
Recently, Dr. Michelle Cretella, executive director of the American College of Pediatricians, and Natasha Chart, executive director of the feminist organization Women’s Liberation Front, wrote at the Post Millennial about the life-altering dangers awaiting teens with gender dysphoria who insist on receiving cross-sex hormones following puberty-blocking drugs.
Rachel Levine: Transgender Drugs, Surgeries for Minors ‘Health Equity Issue’
Rachel Levine: Transgender Drugs, Surgeries for Minors ‘Health Equity Issue’
Breitbart, April 5, 2021
The American College of Pediatricians has reported that experts on both sides of the issue agree that “80 percent to 95 percent” of children with a diagnosis of gender dysphoria “accepted their biological sex by late adolescence.”
Arkansas May Bar Gender Transition Care for Minors
Arkansas May Bar Gender Transition Care for Minors
MedPage Today, April 1, 2021
Van Meter said he sees the bill, rather than as undue interference in the doctor-patient relationship, as a "prevention of harm" and something that is rightfully being addressed by state legislators.
Catholic League: Sex Transitioning Kids Is ‘Child Abuse’
Catholic League: Sex Transitioning Kids Is ‘Child Abuse’
Breitbart, March 30, 2021
Donohue’s analysis echoes that of the American College of Pediatricians, who have consistently warned that “a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex” is dangerous for children.
Policy Leaders Say Gov. Noem Is Handing College Female Athletes To NCAA ‘On A Silver Platter’
Policy Leaders Say Gov. Noem Is Handing College Female Athletes To NCAA ‘On A Silver Platter’
Daily Caller, March 29, 2021
Policy leaders warned Republican South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem in a Monday letter that her edits to South Dakota legislation would hand collegiate female athletes to “the NCAA on a silver platter.”
47 Pro-Family Leaders Urge S.D. Gov. Noem to Support Legislation That Protects Girls' Sports from Transgenders
47 Pro-Family Leaders Urge S.D. Gov. Noem to Support Legislation That Protects Girls' Sports from Transgenders
CNS News, March 29, 2021
Since South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) vetoed a bill to protect girls' sports from transgender "females" (biological males), 47 pro-family, conservative organizations have called on the governor to join their coalition to protect female athletes by supporting legislation that explicitly prohibits males from playing on female sports teams, in all grades and at the university level.
Dr. Rachel Levine Becomes First Openly Transgender Federal Official Confirmed By Senate
Dr. Rachel Levine Becomes First Openly Transgender Federal Official Confirmed By Senate
The Daily Wire, Mar 24, 2021
He cited a statistic from the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) that “80 to 95 percent of pre-pubertal children with gender dysphoria will experience resolution by late adolescence if not exposed to medical intervention and social affirmation.”

Republican lawmakers introduce bills to ban sex change surgeries for kids, taxpayer funding for mutilation
Republican lawmakers introduce bills to ban sex change surgeries for kids, taxpayer funding for mutilation
Christian Post, March 19, 2021
Both bills are supported by socially conservative organizations, including the Family Research Council, Heritage Action, the Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee, the American College of Pediatricians, and the American Principles Project.
Critics of new HHS head raise concerns over abortion, religious liberty
Critics of new HHS head raise concerns over abortion, religious liberty
Angelus, March 19, 2021
Joining the Catholic Medical Association in the letter were the American Association of Prolife Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Christian Medical and Dental Association, and the American College of Pediatricians, a separate entity from the larger American Academy of Pediatrics.
Transgender Resources
Transgender Resources
Catholic Edication Resource Center
Michelle Cretella, M.D. is a pediatrician and the Executive Director of the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds). The ACPeds has produced a resource for parents whose children suffer from gender identity issues and who may be, or already are, in danger.
Pediatric Group Decries Outdated Double Standard on Fetal Pain
National Right to Life, March 16, 2021
“Medicine’s double standard of acknowledging pain capability in wanted premature babies while denying it in unwanted unborn babies of the same gestational age is unconscionable”–Conclusion of American College of Pediatricians statement
BLOG: THE DANGEROUS INEQUALITY OF THE EQUALITY ACT
The Baptisit Messenger, March 18, 2021
This foreboding line echoes from a recent article by Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Seminary. The focus of the article, and the object of Mohler’s warning, is a piece of legislation known innocently as the Equality Act.
Bishop says latest COVID-19 vaccine can be used in good conscience
Bishop says latest COVID-19 vaccine can be used in good conscience
Hawaii Catholic Herold, March 17, 2021
Joining the American College of Pediatricians in the statement were the Catholic Medical Association, the Christian Medical and Dental Association and the National Association of Catholic Nurses.
National Leaders Denounce Democrats’ War on Women ‘One-Two Punch’: Equality Act and Equal Rights Amendment
National Leaders Denounce Democrats’ War on Women ‘One-Two Punch’: Equality Act and Equal Rights Amendment
Breitbart, March 17, 2021
National leaders are voicing strong opposition to the Equality Act and the Equal Rights Amendment, both of which, they say, are the epitome of the Democrats’ “war on women” and faith.
Christian medical groups oppose health secretary nominee
Christian medical groups oppose health secretary nominee
Angelus, March 17, 2021
The letter was signed by several pro-life medical groups: the American Association of Prolife Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American College of Pediatricians, the Christian Medical and Dental Association, and the Catholic Medical Association.
Equality Act Danger: Cross-Sex Hormones Could Create Transgender ‘Menopausal Teens’
Equality Act Danger: Cross-Sex Hormones Could Create Transgender ‘Menopausal Teens’
Breitbart, March 17, 2021
“That is what happens when health professionals medicalize childhood gender identity by prescribing puberty blockers to halt pubertal development at its earliest, visible signs,” Natasha Chart, executive director of Women’s Liberation Front, and Dr. Michelle Cretella, executive director of the American College of Pediatricians, wrote at the Post Millennial.
Giving teens cross-sex hormones causes premature aging
Giving teens cross-sex hormones causes premature aging
The Post Millenial, March 12, 2021
Most of us who hit our 40s will find our bodies slowing down, accumulating aches, or suffering a new chronic health condition. Even if our health wasn't great before, middle age is full of reminders that one's own peak of youthful bloom is over.
Ryan Anderson Refutes Amazon: Book on Transgenderism Doesn’t Call LGBT Identity ‘Mental Illness’
Ryan Anderson Refutes Amazon: Book on Transgenderism Doesn’t Call LGBT Identity ‘Mental Illness’
They Daily Signal, March 12, 2021
YouTube removed a Daily Signal video from Dr. Michelle Cretella, executive director of the American College of Pediatricians.
Amazon says it 'won't sell books that frame LGBTQ+ identity as a mental illness'
Amazon says it 'won't sell books that frame LGBTQ+ identity as a mental illness'
Fox Business, March 11, 2021
The American College of Pediatricians has similarly condemned treatments like puberty blockers for children. In 2019, the group called on the surgeon general to investigate those types of treatments.
Jackie Walorski, Michelle Cretella, David Closson
Tony Perkins, March 5, 2021
Dr. Michelle Cretella, executive director of the American College of Pediatricians and co-author of the position paper “Sex is a Biological Variable of Medical Significance,” on the danger of erasing biological sex.
In Blowout Vote, Alabama Senate Makes Hormone Therapy, Surgery For Trans Kids A Felony: ‘Protect Kids’
In Blowout Vote, Alabama Senate Makes Hormone Therapy, Surgery For Trans Kids A Felony: ‘Protect Kids’
The Daily Wire, March 4, 2021
He cited a statistic from the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) that “80 to 95 percent of pre-pubertal children with gender dysphoria will experience resolution by late adolescence if not exposed to medical intervention and social affirmation.”
Bishop Rhoades: Latest COVID-19 vaccine can be used in good conscience
Bishop Rhoades: Latest COVID-19 vaccine can be used in good conscience
Catholic News Service, March 4, 2021
The medical organizations urged that individual conscience be respected when administering any of the vaccines.
Critics of new HHS head raise concerns over abortion, religious liberty
Critics of new HHS head raise concerns over abortion, religious liberty
The Record, February 24, 2021
Joining the Catholic Medical Association in the letter were the American Association of Prolife Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Christian Medical and Dental Association, and the American College of Pediatricians.
Christian medical groups urge conscience protections amid Covid-19 vaccination push
Christian medical groups urge conscience protections amid Covid-19 vaccination push
Catholic News Agency, March 3, 2021
In a joint statement Tuesday, several Christian medical organizations highlighted the importance of conscience protections as COVID-19 vaccines are being administered.
Maybe, just perhaps, environment influencing young adults
Maybe, just perhaps, environment influencing young adults
One News Now, March 3, 2021
"This is absolute confirmation that socialization is the number one contributing factor to LGBTQ feelings and identities," says Dr. Michelle Cretella, executive director of the American College of Pediatricians.
Fetal pain is real; while we're acknowledging that, let's acknowledge why
Fetal pain is real; while we're acknowledging that, let's acknowledge why
Pregnancy Help News, March 2021
The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) recently released a press statement summarizing their new position statement concerning fetal pain.
Could battles over transgenderism sink Biden’s first major legislation?
Could battles over transgenderism sink Biden’s first major legislation?
Mercator, March 1, 2021
“This is very dangerous legislation in that it literally mandates that health professionals do harm to people,” insisted Dr Michelle Cretella, executive director of the American College of Pediatricians.

Biden Transgender Health Nominee Urged ‘Accelerating’ Cross-Sex Hormones for ‘Street’ Teens
Biden Transgender Health Nominee Urged ‘Accelerating’ Cross-Sex Hormones for ‘Street’ Teens
Breitbart, February 27, 2021
The American College of Pediatricians has reported that experts on both sides of the issue agree that “80 percent to 95 percent” of children with a diagnosis of gender dysphoria “accepted their biological sex by late adolescence.”
Therapy bans, APA talking points and counseling choice
Therapy bans, APA talking points and counseling choice
Christian Post, February 28, 2021
Yet, “conversion therapy” is a misrepresentative, maligning and summarily ill-defined term employed as a jamming tactic to capitalize on an allusion to implicitly forced religious conversion while stigmatizing and intimidating any therapist who would engage in change-allowing therapy.
Rand Paul Grills HHS Nominee Rachel Levine About Minors Having Sex Changes
Rand Paul Grills HHS Nominee Rachel Levine About Minors Having Sex Changes
The Jewish Voice, February 27, 2021
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) grilled President Biden’s nominee for assistant health secretary, Rachel Levine, over whether minor children should be allowed to have a sex change, being that these procedures are irreversible, life-changing decisions.
A defense of female sports
A defense of female sports
Madison County Journal, February 26, 2021
Physicians like Michelle Cretella have been stating the same, that men and women are profoundly genetically different, and that no hormone therapy or body-altering surgery can reverse these biological changes. “[M]en and women have—at a minimum—6,500 genetic differences between us. And this impacts every cell of our bodies….”
Medical, legal experts warn of Equality Act's impact on parents, kids and religious freedom
Medical, legal experts warn of Equality Act's impact on parents, kids and religious freedom
Christian Post, February 25, 2021
During the Heritage Foundation's panel Tuesday, Cretella of the American College of Pediatricians noted how the issue of gender dysphoria in children has become politicized. It's this politicization that she says has corrupted the entire profession of medicine.
Murthy for SG, Levine for HHS Get Mostly Positive Senate Reception
Murthy for SG, Levine for HHS Get Mostly Positive Senate Reception
Medscape, February 25, 2021
"Sen. Rand Paul...express[ed] his concerns about minors being given puberty-blocking hormones, likened that to genital mutilation, and cited statistics from the American College of Pediatricians...that "80%-95% of pre-pubertal children with gender dysphoria will experience resolution by late adolescence if not exposed to medical intervention."
Rand Paul Confronts Biden's Transgender Health Nominee About
Rand Paul Confronts Biden's Transgender Health Nominee About "Genital Mutilation"
YouTube, February 25, 2021
Rand Paul just confronted Biden's transgender health nominee Rachel Levine about "genital mutilation" in a Senate confirmation hearing, quoting the American College of Pediatricians.
Dr. Michelle Cretella: Transgender ‘Equality’ Act Would Cancel ‘Do No Harm’ Physicians
Dr. Michelle Cretella: Transgender ‘Equality’ Act Would Cancel ‘Do No Harm’ Physicians
Breitbart, February 25, 2021
Dr. Michelle Cretella, the executive director of the American College of Pediatricians, warned the Equality Act would give federal approval to the “cancellation” of physicians and mental health professionals who believe, “first, do no harm.”
How ‘Equality Act’ Would Impose Transgender Ideology on Everyone
How ‘Equality Act’ Would Impose Transgender Ideology on Everyone
The Daily Signal, February 24, 2021
Dr. Michelle Cretella, the executive director of the American College of Pediatricians, explained that gender dysphoria in minors should be treated carefully and with a “thorough psychological assessment” of the child.
Quentin Van Meter Discusses Leftist Activists Trying to Ban Studying Effects of Transgenderism
Quentin Van Meter Discusses Leftist Activists Trying to Ban Studying Effects of Transgenderism
Tony Perkins, February 17, 2021
Dr. Quentin Van Meter, Pediatric Endocrinologist and clinical associate professor of Pediatrics at both the Emory University and Morehouse Schools of Medicine, joins Tony Perkins to discuss activists trying to ban researchers from studying the effects of transgenderism.
Proposed ban on gender reassignment treatment for minors stalls at Utah Capitol
Proposed ban on gender reassignment treatment for minors stalls at Utah Capitol
KSL, February, 19, 2021
Dr. Quentin Van Meter, a pediatric endocrinologist from Georgia who testified for the bill, said gender reassignment treatments for children are "not based on science" but ideology.
Governor Cooper honors North Carolina's Black health leaders during Black History Month
Governor Cooper honors North Carolina's Black health leaders during Black History Month
WNCT, February 12, 2021
Dr. Frederick Burroughs of Wake County – Raleigh’s first Black pediatrician; City of Raleigh Hall of Fame member; American College of Pediatricians fellow
Puberty blockers stunt children’s bone growth, research finds
Puberty blockers stunt children’s bone growth, research finds
Christian Post, February 9, 2021
Dr. Quentin Van Meter, a pediatric endocrinologist from Atlanta [and ACPeds President], told The Christian Post of the numerous repercussions of using high-powered drugs to suppress normal puberty.
I Know What Happens To The Kids in ‘Transhood’, Because It Happened To Me
I Know What Happens To The Kids in ‘Transhood’, Because It Happened To Me
The Federalist, February 5, 2021
Dr. Michelle Cretella, executive director of the American College of Pediatrics, recently said: “The fact is many kids under the age of seven are still developing cognitively. When we tell these young kids … the lie that they might be born in the wrong body, … it’s psychological abuse because we are disrupting their normal cognitive and psychological development.”
New Study Shows Transgender Players Have Advantage in Women’s Sports
New Study Shows Transgender Players Have Advantage in Women’s Sports
The Daily Signal, February 3, 2021
Doctors like Michelle Cretella have been saying for years, men and women are profoundly and genetically different in ways that no medicine or surgery can change.

Guam senators against amending law to allow telemedicine medication abortion
Pacific Daily News, January 29, 2021
Following a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union challenging Guam’s abortion laws, six senators said they don’t support a change in the law that would allow telemedicine medication abortion.
American College of Pediatricians Affirms the Loving Choice of Adoption During Pro-life Month
The Iowa Standard, January 20, 2021
In an updated statement published today, the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) affirms adoption as the best option for children who cannot be raised within their natural families.
Sex, drugs and gender dysphoria
Sex, drugs and gender dysphoria
Spectator Australia, January 9, 2021
"I discovered the medical profession had been duped into accepting what amounted to an ideology by pressure groups in professional bodies, as exposed by Dr. Quentin Van Meter." [President of ACPeds]
Calif. Requires Insurers to Pay for Breast Mutilation for Gender-Confused Teens
Calif. Requires Insurers to Pay for Breast Mutilation for Gender-Confused Teens
PJ Media, January 5, 2021
Michelle Cretella, executive director of the American College of Pediatricians, told PJ Media that “the surgical mutilation of healthy breasts which can never be replaced” does incalculable damage “to emotionally disturbed girls and women.”
American College of Pediatricians – Unborn Children Feel Pain
The Iowa Standard, January 17, 2021
In its recent position statement, Fetal Pain: What is the Scientific Evidence, the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) reviews the laboratory and clinical data which indicates that as early as 12 weeks gestation (and possibly earlier) exposure to painful stimuli negatively affects these immature human beings.
New Science a Game Changer on Trans Sports
The Patriot Post, January 6, 2021
“[M]en and women have — at a minimum — 6,500 genetic differences between us. And this impacts every cell of our bodies — our organ systems, how diseases manifest, how we diagnose, and even treat in some cases.” Dr. Michelle Cretella, ACPeds
CA demands insurance companies cover breast removals for trans teen girls
CA demands insurance companies cover breast removals for trans teen girls
Lifesite News, January 6, 2021
“The active promotion of transgenderism has resulted in massive uncontrolled and unconsented experimentation upon children and adolescents,” Dr. Michelle Cretella, MD, FCP, president of the American College of Pediatricians told LifeSiteNews previously. “This is child abuse.”
What's best for kids isn't 'prejudicial discrimination'
One News Now, February 4, 2021
With many thousands of children available for adoption and in the foster care system, Dr. Michelle Cretella of the American College of Pediatricians says their best hope is to be placed in a positive and loving environment.

The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) is often cited in the media for its stand. With the understanding that the ACPeds may not always be accurately quoted, these unedited articles offer the reader exposure to various debates on issues affecting the child and the family.

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