Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Psychology
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3/19/19  2:26 pm
Commenter: Steve Burner

Ban coversion therapy

The use of conversion therapy does not help anyone. In fact, it does quite the opposite. To attempt to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity is to say that there is something wrong with them in the first place... which is totally wrong.

Performing these practices on youth alienates them from the people in their life they should be able to trust: their parents, guardians, and caregivers. Without that trust and that foundation of acceptance, the risk of suicide increases dramatically.

We need to end these practices, especially for youth who are not able to have a choice in this decision.

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