End Conversion Therapy

CONVERSION THERAPY

WHAT IS CONVERSION THERAPY 

Conversion therapy is a practice that is intended to change the sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression of individuals who identify as LGBT (Mallory et al., 2018).

CONVERSION THERAPY FACTS

THE HEALTH AND PUBLIC WELFARE

EFFECTS OF CONVERSION THERAPY

There is a movement to ban conversion therapy for children in the United States, with 20 states already doing so. Religious organizations and individuals are lobbying to obtain statutory rights to overcome bans on conversion therapy, and often obtain exemptions to the neutral, generally applicable bans.

SURVIVOR STORIES

CONVERSION THERAPY IN THE NEWS

REFERENCES

Higbee, M., Wright, E. R., & Roemerman, R. M. (2020). Conversion therapy in the southern United States: Prevalence and experiences of the survivors. Journal of Homosexuality, Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/00918369.2020.1840213

Kinitz, D. J., Salway, T., Dromer, E., Giustini, D., Ashley, F., Goodyear, T., Ferlatte, O., Kia, H., & Abramovich, A. (2021). The scope and nature of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression change efforts: A systematic review protocol. Systematic Reviews, 10(1), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-020-01563-8

Mallory, C., Brown, T. N. T., Conron, K, J. (2019). Conversion therapy and LGBT youth- Update. The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law. https://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/Conversion-Therapy-Update-Jun-2019.pdf

Movement Advancement Project. (2021, June 14). Equality maps: Conversion therapy laws. https://www.lgbtmap.org/equality-maps/conversion_therapy

Przeworski, A., Peterson, E., & Piedra, A. (2021). A systematic review of the efficacy, harmful effects, and ethical issues related to sexual orientation change efforts. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 28(1), 81-100. https://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1111/cpsp.12377

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