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3/20/19  9:57 pm
Commenter: Susan Moore

Long overdue!
 

Conversion therapy been rejected by every mainstream medical and mental health organization for decades.  It is a very harmful practice. Young people are especially vulnerable as conversion therapy can lead to depression, anxiety, drug use, homelessness, and suicide.

To date, over a dozen states have laws or regulations protecting youth from this abusive practice. I am glad that Virginia plans to get on board and prohibit licensed counselors from engaging in conversion therapy. This is long overdue. 

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