Eau Claire County Board unanimously approves conversion therapy resolution

Eau Claire (WQOW) — At its meeting Tuesday, the Eau Claire County Board unanimously approved a resolution addressing conversion therapy.

Conversion therapy is defined as psychiatric therapy meant to change a person’s sexual orientation.

The Eau Claire County Corporation Counsel said the board has no authority over regulating the therapy. Instead, the resolution is meant to pressure state legislation into regulating the practice.

The American Psychological Association found people who went through conversion therapy faced almost nine times the rates of suicide ideation.

 

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley joined the News 18 team in August 2006. He is currently the 10:00 PM Evening Anchor/Producer.

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