Saturday, May 29, 2010

Just the Facts About Sexual Orientation and Youth 
(Posted: April 13, 2010) - American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

In 2008, a diverse coalition of 13 national organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) joined in a renewed effort to protect the safety and emotional well-being of students, including those who are at higher risk because of their sexual orientation. This group of education, health, mental health and religious organizations developed and endorsed Just the Facts about Sexual Orientation and Youth: A Primer for Principals, Educators, and School Personnel and sent the resource to public school superintendents across the US. 

On or around March 31, 2010, school superintendents may have received another letter from the American College of Pediatricians, which is in no way affiliated with the American Academy of Pediatrics. The letter promotes another campaign titled "Facts About Youth," which professes to offer guidance to educators on "approaches to students experiencing sexual orientation and gender identity confusion." Their campaign does not acknowledge the scientific and medical evidence regarding sexual orientation, sexual identity, sexual health, or effective health education. Read more - by American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

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