Friday, October 3, 2014

Spirit and Life: AAP Tells Your Adolescent Daughter that IUDs are 'Safe'


Father Shenan J. Boquet's statement below is in reference to the American Academy of Pediatrics' recommendation that children begin to use long-acting reversible contraceptives.
"With today's announcement that the American Academy of Pediatrics has endorsed for children the use of dangerous hormonal drugs that encourage risky sexual behavior, we see the latest evidence that radical sexual ideology has infected the formerly esteemed medical establishment in this nation. This academy just told the young daughters of the United States that it safe to engage in risky sexual behavior and that they should take drugs that in no way improve their health, but indeed put them at risk for myriad, serious side effects.
"How else can one explain such a reckless statement from the AAP, which contains only a cursory acknowledgment of the safest and most ethical behavior for adolescents, which is abstinence? Not one of the doctors in this academy can look you in the eye and tell you that a young girl who engages in risky sexual activity while using these hormonal drugs is likely to have better health outcomes than a girl who abstains from sexual activity and avoids these drugs. Not one of them. Yet they are recommending that girls and their parents take the more dangerous and destructive road; and this from 'health authorities' with an obligation to protect the health and well-being of children.
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Sincerely yours in Christ,
Father Shenan J. Boquet
President, Human Life International
by Karla Polaschek, M.D.

The American Academy of Pediatrics' updated policy on teen pregnancy prevention makes no sense. The recommendations urging young girls to go on birth control with hormonal implants or IUDs call into question the supporting technical report co-authored by Gina Sucato, a member of Physicians for Choice. Much of the date in the report is supported by citations from The Guttmacher Institute, an abortion and contraception advocacy organization that was founded by Planned Parenthood.This change in AAP policy, which is a departure from recommending condoms or abstinence...

*Dr. Karla Polaschek is an obstetrician practicing near Davenport, Iowa, and is a board member of Human Life International.

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