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. […]
— The Trevor Project (@TrevorProject) November 22, 2019
The discredited practice of so-called 'conversion therapy' poses a significant threat to the health and well-being of LGBTQ.
— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) November 21, 2019
.@AmerMedicalAssn Calls for Nationwide Ban on #LGBTQ Conversion Therapy. We, the APA, made an official statement opposing conversion therapy in 1998 and has continually called for a ban of "the harmful and discriminatory practice." https://t.co/0I4Lcrlljz
— American Psychiatric Association (@APAPsychiatric) November 22, 2019