NY Banned conversion therapy in 2019
~ paraphrased ~ "sexual orientation, which by definition includes gender identity / expression" ~ lolwat ~
Anti-transgender conversion therapy is...
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Section § 2. The education law is amended by adding a new section 6509-e to
read as follows:
Section § 6509-E. ADDITIONAL DEFINITION OF PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT; MENTAL
HEALTH PROFESSIONALS. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
A. "MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL" means
B. "SEXUAL ORIENTATION CHANGE EFFORTS" (I) means any practice by a mental health professional that seeks to change an individual's sexual orientation, including, but not limited to, efforts to change behaviors, gender identity, or gender expressions, or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attractions or feelings towards individuals of the same sex and (ii) shall not include counseling for a person seeking to transition from one gender to another, or psychotherapies that: (a) provide acceptance, support and understanding of patients or the facilitation of patients' coping, social support and identity exploration and development, including sexual orientation-neutral interventions to prevent or address unlawful conduct or unsafe sexual practices; and (b) do not seek to change sexual orientation.
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