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3/20/19  3:15 pm
Commenter: Erik Fessler

"Conversion Therapy" is Threat to Virginia Minors

I am writing to support restrictions - and an outright ban - on so-called "sexual orientation conversion therapy" in the Commonwealth.

Conversion therapy is opposed by most major professional health and mental health organizations (American Pediatrics Assn, American Psychiatric Assn, etc.) are opposed to the damaging effects of conversion therapy. These effects include significantly higher rates of depression and suicide among our fellow LGBTQ Virginians. Our children are suffering at the hands of a practice with no backing in science.

Please end this nightmare immediately.

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