Judge Removed Ban on Gay Cure Therapy, Help Stop this.
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Brazilian Federal Judge Waldemar Cláudio de Carvalho granted an injunction allowing conversion therapy after a number of psychologists specializing in conversion therapy brought suit against the Federal Psychological Council. The Federal Psychological Council opposes conversion therapy, saying it’s “a violation of human rights and has no scientific basis.”
International psychological, psychiatric, and counseling associations have found this ineffective and scientifically unsound practice to be harmful for young people. In fact, the American Psychiatric Association has concluded that a great risk of depression, anxiety and self-destructive behavior result from anti-gay conversion therapy.
According to the CDC and the Trevor Project, lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) youth are 4 times more likely to attempt suicide than their straight peers. And, that number doubles to 8 times more likely if LGB youth come from families that reject the child's sexual orientation.
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