Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
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3/20/19  8:30 am
Commenter: Marcy Walsh

Conversion Therapy is Dangerous

Leading mental health organizations (APediatricsA, AMA, APsychiatricA, etc.) are opposed to the dangerous practice of conversion therapy.  There is no evidence that it is helpful and plenty of evidence that it is psychologically harmful to participants.  The practice should be considered abuse in this state and outlawed in order to protect children and adults.  Already members of the LGBTQ community experience suicide at greater rates than the general population.  Conversion therapy is dangerous. 

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