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Should LGBTQ+ Conversion Therapy Be Banned?
LGBTQ+ Conversion Therapy Should Be Banned.
Conversion therapy has been rejected by the majority of medical and mental health professionals.
Conversion therapy can have
on a person's health.
There is precedent for conversion therapy being banned.
Government support for these policies are hugely harmful to the community.
Conversion therapy suggests that being LGBTQ+ is a problem, which is untrue.
Legalizing conversion therapy allows people to financially benefit from homophobia.
Banning conversion therapy is not the answer, as it impacts on an individual's decision to seek help for what they perceive as a problem. It should only be prohibited when conducted without consent (including minors).
Without this option many conservative communities may permanently exclude LGBT people.
Banning conversion therapy interferes with religious freedom.
Some believe LGBTQ+ lifestyles are immoral. Thus governments should, in fact, protect conversion therapy for the sake of these persons.
Practitioners of conversion therapy believe it is valid, and that it works.
Regulation can make conversion therapy much less harmful.
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