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France Outlaws Discredited Practice of LGBTQ+ Conversion Therapy

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Canada approved a ban on it.Conversion therapy is a harmful and discredited practice attempting to change a person’s sexuality or gender identity.

The practice has been condemned by the American Medical Association and other leading medical and mental health groups around the world.The country’s ban prohibits “practices, behaviors, and repeated statements with the intent of modifying or repressing a person’s real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity, and having the effect of a material alteration to their mental or physical health,” according to French news site The Connexion.France’s legislation would jail anyone for up to two years for offering LGBTQ+ conversion therapy.

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