Ohio ranks in top 5 states for ‘conversion therapy,’ study finds

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A national study found Ohio ranks in the top five states for “conversion therapy,” a debunked method seeking to “convert” children who identify as LGBTQ+.

Ohio joined Texas, Minnesota, Missouri, and Pennsylvania as the states “with the largest number of identified licensed and unlicensed practitioners,” according to The Trevor Project, a national organization that studies and seeks to prevent suicide by LGBTQ+ youth.

Conversion therapy is the name used by supporters for efforts to change sexual orientation and/or gender identity, which is often religiously based, but also does not have the support of the general medical community.

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