Texas Republicans, without debate, adopted a party platform that includes support for a widely discredited form of mental health treatment known as “reparative” or “conversion” therapy. Conversion therapy (also referred to as reparative therapy) is a range of treatments that attempt to change a person’s sexual orientation from homosexual to heterosexual. Conversion therapy can be extremely dangerous and, in some cases, fatal. The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Counseling Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, the American School Counselor Association, the National Association of School Psychologists and the National Association of Social Workers have all issued statements about the dangers of conversion therapy.

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