Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Psychology
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3/19/19  5:05 pm
Commenter: Mary Haak

Ban Conversion Therapy

Please ban “conversion therapy” on minors.  There is broad consensus in the scientific and medical communities that sexual orientation and gender identity are immutable traits.  Groups including the American Psychological Association and American Academy of Pediatrics condemn the practice and support a ban stating that such “therapy” is not only ineffective, but poses serious dangers to patients particularly teens who are forced to undergo treatment by their parents.  Please protect our vulnerable youth from this practice. 

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