Position statement on therapies focused on attempts to change sexual orientation (reparative or conversion therapies).

@article{Statement2000PositionSO,
  title={Position statement on therapies focused on attempts to change sexual orientation (reparative or conversion therapies).},
  author={Copp Position Statement},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2000},
  volume={157 10},
  pages={
          1719-21
        }
}
Preamble In December of 1998, the Board of Trustees issued a position statement (see attached) that the American Psychiatric Association opposes any psychiatric treatment, such as "reparative" or conversion therapy, which is based upon the assumption that homosexuality per se is a mental disorder or based upon the a priori assumption that a patient should change his/her sexual homosexual orientation. In doing so, the APA joined many other professional organizations that either oppose or are… Expand
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