American Medical Association announces support for U.S. ban on conversion therapy

Medical staff are seen inside Emory University Hospital, where former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was taken for treatment in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage - RC2W9D93ZWMU

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The U.S. physicians’ group the American Medical Association announced on Tuesday it would begin supporting a ban on so-called conversion therapy, as well as working toward more inclusive healthcare record-keeping for transgender patients. Conversion therapy, now widely discredited, is rooted in the belief that LGBT+ people have a mental […]

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