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Health Agencies Update
November 24, 2015

Conversion Therapy Ineffective and Inappropriate for LGBTQ Youth

JAMA. 2015;314(20):2121. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.15803

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently published a report stating that conversion therapy, which attempts to change a person’s sexual orientation, is ineffective, harmful, and inappropriate for children and adolescents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) (http://1.usa.gov/1MItoUV). The report includes a review of clinical consensus and evidence-based research regarding conversion therapy, as well as statements from an American Psychological Association expert panel convened in July 2015.

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