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3/19/19  1:39 pm
Commenter: Joyce Connery

Conversion therapy has no basis in science and is damaging


Conversion therapy is torture.  It is designed to use shame, guilt, and so-called aversion therapy to try to convince a child that his or her natural impulses are unnatural or amoral.  Worse, by perpetuating the myth that such practices could actually chance a child’s sexuality, practitioners are perpetrating fraud on parents and families, who  may misguidedly believe that they are acting in their child’s best interest.  In all cases, these practices are extremely harmful to the child and often lead to depression and even suicide.  We need to put an end to conversion therapy in all forms.


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