According to the Independent, thousands of young American people in the LGBT community will be undergoing conversion therapy from licensed healthcare professional's before they reach the age of 18.
It has been predicted that 20,000 Teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17 will be taken through a process of which has the motive of altering their sexual orientation, as researchers at the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law suggest.
This process however, has been frowned upon by health professionals of whom suggest that this risks producing psychological and emotional damage.
Labelled "reparative" therapy, it is made up of methods including prayer and therapy in an attempt to try and "cure" people.
In the UK, the NHS have signed an agreement that says the practice could be "potentially harmful and unethical", in spite of it still being legal.
Conversion therapy is also still widely legal in the US, except that they have prohibited people from performing the practice in exchange for monetary gain.
Recent research indicates that roughly 57,000 young people will be receiving the treatment from religious or spiritual peoples in the year to come.