American Medical Association Calls for Nationwide Ban on Conversion Therapy

By Hunter Moyler

The American Medical Association (AMA), the nation’s largest association of physicians, said Tuesday it officially opposed “conversion therapy” for members of the LGBTQ community and urged the federal government to ban such procedures nationwide.

“It is clear to the AMA that the conversion therapy needs to end in the United States given the risk of deliberate harm to LGBTQ people,” Dr. William Kobler, a member of the AMA board, said in a statement. […]

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