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3/20/19  11:56 pm
Commenter: Robyn E. Deane

Leave no room for a ‘Good intentions’ defense

John W. Money, PhD, was a researcher best known for his groundbreaking work in the study of sexual identity and the biology of gender. In his most famous study that he called the John/Joan case, his seemingly well-intended work with David Reimer, born as one of twin boys in appearance, ultimately led to his subject’s suicide. While this is not specifically a case involving conversion therapy, the facts of the case are instructive of the impact that misguided therapy that would attempt to override a hard-wired predisposition, though well-intended, resulted in the worse possible outcome. If you aren’t familiar with the case, please look it up, read it, and make the logical choice to rule out conversion therapy in minors, period, end of story.

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