Nearly 200,000 transgender Americans were subjected to conversion therapy

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Thirteen and a half percent of all transgender people in the US have been through conversion therapy, even though it was statistically proven to be harmful and ineffective. Equating to some 187,923 trans people across all 50 states, the study found that people are subjected to the practices aiming to change their gender identity the most often in Wyoming and South Dakota. Conversion therapy has been condemned by almost all major health associations in the US, including the American Medical Association, the American Psychological Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Published in The American Journal of Public Health, the study looked at how many trans people had experienced psychological attempts to change their gender identity from transgender to cisgender, in both their lifetime and between 2010 and 2015.

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