reparative therapy

noun

Definition of reparative therapy

: conversion therapy

Note: Reparative therapy is another name used for conversion therapy, a practice that is generally regarded as having no scientific basis and as being both ineffective and harmful.

Mainstream associations representing psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers have dismissed reparative therapy in recent decades as being ineffective and potentially dangerous to the mental health of teenagers and young adults who are led to believe their interest in same-sex partners is wrong.
— Lisa Leff

First Known Use of reparative therapy

1965, in the meaning defined above

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“Reparative therapy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reparative%20therapy. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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