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3/20/19  10:25 am
Commenter: Dawn M. Adams DNP, ANP-BC Delegate Virginia Assembly

Conversion therapy is dangerous
 

Conversion therapy is a dangerous practice that has been proven to be ineffective, and is particularly harmful to youth. Being gay is not a disease or disorder and does not need to be "fixed." Attempts to make someone different from who they are have life long consequences that include depression, substance abuse, and suicidal ideation; regulations are helpful, but banning the practice through Code is more appropriate.

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