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August-14-97

APA Considers Opposing Anti-Gay Counseling

The American Psychological Association is ready to consider a resolution that would restrict the circumstances under which so-called "reparative therapy"--aimed at converting homosexuals into heterosexuals--can be ethically practiced. Similar but stronger resolutions have failed in the past, but because the current effort does not define the therapy as unethical, it is expected to pass. The resolution is supported by hundreds of medical and psychological groups and is in keeping with the APA's 1973 resolution that homosexuality is not an illness.

Media Resources: The Washington Post - August 14, 1997