American Psychological Association denounces conversion therapy

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 In a new statement this week from The American Psychological Association, the 100,000 members have condemned conversion ‘therapy’ that attempts to change a person’s gender identity in a new resolution document. Many of its policies and viewpoints are standard acceptance in medical practices. In the seven-page document, the organisation details its stance on the anti-LGBTQ+ practice and why it shouldn’t be conducted. Along with condemning conversion ‘therapy’ in regards to gender identity, the APA has also made changes to their 1997 resolution that opposes conversion ‘therapy’ for a person’s sexual orientation. A total of 20 states and a number of cities in the U.S. have banned conversion ‘therapy’. It was revealed in a recent study by the Trevor Project that “LGBTQ+ youth who underwent conversion therapy were more than twice as likely to report having attempted suicide.”

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