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3/19/19  6:17 pm
Commenter: Timothy Shaw

Ban Conversion Therapy
 

As a Virginia resident and taxpayer, I strongly support a ban on conversion therapy for minors. Empirical study has found that this practice is harmful, and it is condemned by both the American Psychological Association and the American Psychiatric Association.

https://whatweknow.inequality.cornell.edu/topics/lgbt-equality/what-does-the-scholarly-research-say-about-whether-conversion-therapy-can-alter-sexual-orientation-without-causing-harm/ 

https://www.psychiatry.org/newsroom/news-releases/apa-reiterates-strong-opposition-to-conversion-therapy

https://www.apa.org/pi/lgbt/resources/just-the-facts

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