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American Psychology Association To Review Gay 'Conversion' Programs

First Posted: 03/28/08 03:44 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 01:10 PM ET

Associated Press:

The American Psychological Association is embarking on the first review of its 10-year-old policy on counseling gays and lesbians, a step that gay-rights activists hope will end with a denunciation of any attempt by therapists to change sexual orientation.

Such efforts _ often called reparative therapy or conversion therapy _ are considered futile and harmful by many gay-rights activists. Conservative groups defend the right to offer such treatment, and say people with their viewpoint have been excluded from the review panel.

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