Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Psychology
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3/19/19  9:55 pm
Commenter: Julia Holcomb

Conversion therapy is unacceptable

So-called conversion therapy is never acceptable. It assumes that being gay is a mental illness, which is no longer accepted as medical fact; it assumes that it is possible, and

medically indicated, to alter a person’s sexuality by unproven and potentially dangerous methods. Conversion therapy ( which is not therapy at all) is particularly damaging and dangerous if it is practiced on young people whose ego-strength is not fully-developed. 


Conversion therapy should not be legal. It is both ineffective and harmful.

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