UN Committee Against Torture Voices Concern Over Conversion Therapy In The US.

Medscape (11/13, Brooks) reports that according to a November 7 news release from the National Center for Lesbian Rights, “the United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT) has voiced concern over the ‘dangerous and discredited’ practice of conversion therapy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered (LGBT) youth in the” US. On November 11, “several CAT members asked US Department of State representatives why conversion therapy is still being practiced on LGBT youth after the practice was condemned by an array of major medical organizations and health and social welfare groups.” The American Psychiatric Association, for example, “states that ‘reparative’ and conversion therapies are ‘at odds’ with the scientific position of the APA, which has maintained, since 1973, that homosexuality per se is not a mental disorder.”

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