Unfortunately, Nathalie, while the bans send excellent messages, they often don’t accomplish quite what people think they will. Religious exemptions often defang then.

Naturally, as you demonstrate so well, we have to keep trying!

Here are some numbers showing how state bans don’t always significantly cut into the numbers of youths being subjected to conversion therapy:

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