Conversion Therapy Ban Will Get a Vote in Palm Beach County


From the Sun Sentinel: Palm Beach County is drafting regulations prohibiting therapists from practicing conversion therapy to try to change a child’s sexual orientation. Palm Beach County Commissioners will consider the matter in November.

“Leading medical groups, including the American Psychological Association, have denounced conversion therapy, concluding that trying to change someone’s sexual orientation can cause depression, suicidal thoughts and substance abuse.

While not accepted by mainstream medical groups, the therapy is still offered in South Florida. The Human Rights Council has identified at least five licensed therapists who advertise conversion therapy for children in Palm Beach County.”

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