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3/20/19  10:11 am
Commenter: Karla EIsen MSW MPH

Ban conversion therapy (aka: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Change Efforts)
 

Science clearly supports the banning of "conversion therapy" (aka: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Change Efforts)The American Psychological Association's 2009 report is clear on the fact that there is insufficient evidence to support the use of "conversion therapy" in treating minors who experience same-sex attraction. If such attraction is unwanted, psychologists have other resources and methods for helping the minor in question.  Sexual-orientation conversion therapy therapy is  a form of Child Abuse. The torture can be physical, mental, emotional, or psychological. 

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