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4/12/19  7:51 pm
Commenter: JEANNE VAN GEMERT, LPC

Ban Conversion Therapy
 

I am in aggreement with the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, which finds that conversion therapies “lack scientific credibility and clinical utility” and could “increase [the] risk of causing or exacerbating mental health condition in the very youth they purport to treat.

I have encountered a number of adults for whom conversion therapy provided lasting damage.

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