Conversion therapy is unethical and harmful
Conversion therapy is ineffective and harmful to youth and the people this “therapy” supposedly serves. As a social worker, my ethics guide me to use only therapeutic interventions that are shown to be effective and that do no harm. Conversion therapy has not been shown to be effective and it certainly does harm. I understand the importance of parents rights to make medical choices for children; however, as a parent I want to be sure that any available therapy services will help and, at the very least, do my children no harm.