Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
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4/11/19  4:56 pm
Commenter: Paige Long

Ban conversion therapy

Scientific research has proven that conversion therapy is incredibly harmful. Identifying as LGBTQ+ is no longer classified as a mental health condition. People in the LGBTQ+ community are 4x more likely to die by suicide, and individuals who undergo conversion therapy are 8x more likely to die by suicide. This practice is archaic and rooted in blatant disregard for individual freedoms. If we care about our children, we must ban conversion therapy immediately. We should've done it yesterday, the day before, and 30 years ago.

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