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Dr. Oren Amitay @docamitay
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If I may add, you are conflating #ConversionTherapy--which does not work w/sexual orientation--with proper exploration of underlying or associated issues that might be causing/contributing to a child's dysphoria or distress about their *personal* identity, which may or may not1/x
have something to do with their sense of "gender," sexual orientation, gender roles, interpersonal/sexual experiences, etc. For any other condition, a doctor/psychologist would be sued for malpractice if he/she were to recommend such a radical course of treatment without 2/x
properly assessing and/or working with the patient for a sufficient amount of time. I do not understand how lawmakers--and especially anyone in the (mental) health field--have allowed themselves to be fooled so easily re. this matter; it not only is an embarrassment but also 3/x
is a kowtowing to *ideology* with very little (if any) *consistent* (i.e., replicated) and unbiased research/science behind it. Most importantly, it puts the mental/psychological/emotional/social/interpersonal/physical/medical wellbeing of kids/teens at great risk. If you 4/x
would like to learn more about the (severe) harm you are unwittingly or knowingly causing *children/teens,* please watch: or or . You can also feel free to contact me at oa@docamitay.com. 5/5
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