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Medical and mental health organisations opposing bans on therapy for unwanted same-sex attraction or gender identity

Laura Haynes PhD

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MEDICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS have opposed bans on therapy that is open to a client’s goal of change for an unwanted sexual orientation or unwanted gender identity and/or supported the right of clients to such therapy for unwanted same-sex attractions and/or unwanted gender identity:

  • International Federation for Therapeutic and Counseling Choice (https://iftcc.org/standards/),
  • International Federation of Catholic Medical Associations (FIAMC) — has 65 member orgs around the world,
  • International Network of Orthodox (Jewish) Mental Health Professionals,
4 Organization Joint Statement—American College of Pediatricians, American Association of Physicians and Surgeons, Christian Medical and Dental Association, and Catholic Medical Association—Support Minors’ Right to Therapy (5-25-2017), (https://www.acpeds.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/5.25.17-Joint-Therapy-letter-with-signatures.pdf),

 

Read the letter from Dr Andre Van Mol, MD of the American College of Pediatricians:

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