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Conversion "therapy"

Humanistic and Economic Burden of Conversion Therapy Among LGBTQ Youths in the United States
A study that reviews 28 other studies found LGBT+ conversion therapy is very bad for mental health and loses the US $9.23 billion a year.

What does the scholarly research say about whether conversion therapy can alter sexual orientation without causing harm?
A analysis of 47 other studies finds that conversion therapy has a negitive effect and does not change sexual orientation.

Sexual Orientation Change Efforts, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and Suicide Ideation and Attempt Among Sexual Minority Adults, United States, 2016-2018
A study found that sexual orientation change efforts increased attempted suicide rates by 75%.