Solome Tibebu and Amie Bishop, Sr. Research Advisor at OutRight Action International, discuss the prevalence and impact of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) change efforts on LGBTIQ+ people and youth. SOGI change efforts are more commonly known as "conversion therapy" and in this episode of Ask the Expert, Amie tackles why the language around these practices is changing and how we can better inform families, religious leaders, and health professional on the harm that SOGI change efforts can inflict on LGBTIQ+ persons.
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