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US Surgeon General weighs in

Protester holds a sign that reads: "self-hatred is not therapy."

“Conversion therapy is not sound medical practice. Moreover, we all need to work together to build greater understanding and acceptance throughout our society. Doctors can and should be part of that effort.” – US Surgeon General, April 2015

“In response to an online petition calling for a ban on conversion therapies, which had gained over 120,000 signatures in three months, Obama said in a statement urging states to ban therapies that attempt to change the sexual orientation of gay, lesbian and transgender youth.” April 2015

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