|Action||Unprofessional conduct - conversion therapy|
|Comment Period||Ends 8/7/2019|
Conversion therapy, which seeks to change a person's sexual orientation, is an abusive, dangerous practice that must be banned in Virginia. Studies consistently show that the practice is harmful and entirely ignores legitimate medical practice, science and research. The only consistent outcome appears to be an increased risk of depression, anxiety and suicide in the patients subjected to it. The government of Virginia must act swiftly and decisively to ban this dangerous so-called therapy.