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4/11/19  9:18 am
Commenter: Meret S. Hofer, M.A., PhD Candidate, University of Virginia

Conversion “therapy” is harmful and cannot be presented as a viable therapeutic option!

Banning conversion therapy has nothing to do with protecting free speech rights, and has everything to do with the primary mandate of the helping professions to do no harm. In addition to being unethical and harmful, conversion therapy has been discredited and proven to be ineffective. This “therapy” has no place in ANY therapeutic environment and should never be presented as a viable medical or therapeutic option.

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