Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Previous Comment     Next Comment     Back to List of Comments
4/11/19  10:46 am
Commenter: Jake Oster, High School Science Teacher

Unethical, Unmoral, and Damaging

Conversion Therapy and any affiliated "reparative" therapy for trying to change a youth's gender or sexual identity are unethical and unmoral at the highest of levels. Not only is it falsely based in fear and pseudoscience, these practices claim that being LGBTQ is a choice that can be cured. 

These harmful practices cause long-lasting damage from psychological and physical abuse. No youth or person should have to undergo the rejection, shame, and subsequent mental health issues at the hands of a mental health "professional". 

We cannot allow another person to be targeted and hurt by these dangerous practices.

CommentID: 71185