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American Medical Association Backs Conversion Therapy Ban

The American Medical Association voted to support the ban on conversion therapy. 

“It is clear to the AMA that conversion therapy needs to end in the United States given the risk of deliberate harm to LGBTQ people,” AMA board member Dr. William E. Kobler said in a statement shared with 'NBC News’. “Conversion therapy has no foundation as scientifically valid medical care and lacks credible evidence to support its efficacy or safety.”

28 states and the District of Columbia ban conversion therapy for minors.

“Historically, medical professionals have contributed to the stigmatization of LGBTQ individuals, so the AMA's active involvement in LGBTQ health advocacy is incredibly important,” Dr. Alexis Chavez, medical director for the nonprofit Trevor Project, said in a statement. “The AMA's support for ending conversion therapy furthers the work that The Trevor Project is doing across the country with our 50 Bills 50 States campaign to protect LGBTQ youth from this dangerous and discredited practice.”

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