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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

US Govt. Report Supports End to Conversion Therapy

" The conclusions in this report are based on professional consensus statements arrived at by experts in the field. Specifically, conversion therapy - efforts to change an individual’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression - is a practice that is not supported by credible evidence and has been disavowed by behavioral health experts and associations. Conversion therapy perpetuates outdated views of gender roles and identities as well as the negative stereotype that being a sexual or gender minority or identifying as LGBTQ is an abnormal aspect of human development. Most importantly, it may put young people at risk of serious harm."

Ending Conversion Therapy: Supporting and Affirming LGBTQ Youth, a report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, October 15, 2015.

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