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Puerto Rico governor bans conversion therapies

March 27, 2019 - 3:18 PM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico's governor has signed an executive order that bans conversion therapies to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of a minor.

Ricardo Rossello said Wednesday that the therapies cause unnecessary harm and suffering. He also urged counsellors and psychologists across the U.S. territory to prohibit service for such therapies.

More than a dozen U.S. states have approved similar bans, and the American Psychological Association opposes therapy seeking to change sexual orientation.

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