APA Position Statements Related to Diversity

                       "Policy documents are approved by the APA Assembly and Board of Trustees... These are ... position statements that define APA official policy on specific subjects." APA Operations Manual                                      
2013
Cultural psychiatry as a specific field of study relevant to the assessment and care of all patients
Detained immigrants with mental illness
Issues related to homosexuality
Legislative intrusion and reproductive choice

2012
Transgender and gender variant individuals, Access to care for
Transgender and gender variant individuals, Discrimination against

2011
Homosexuality

2009
Abortion and women's reproductive rights
Xenophobia, immigration and mental health

2006
Resolution against racism and racial discrimination and their adverse impacts on mental health

2005
Support of legal recognition of same-sex civil marriage

2004
HIV infection and pregnant women
Same sex unions

2002
Adoption and Co-parenting of children by same-sex couples

2001
Care of pregnant and newly delivered women addicts
Discrimination against International Medical Graduates

2000
Sexual orientation, therapies focused on attempts to change (reparative or conversion therapies)

1999
Diversity

1998
Psychiatric Treatment and Sexual Orientation

1994
Psychiatrists from underrepresented groups in leadership roles

1993
Domestic Violence against women

1992
Bias-related incidents

1991
Homosexuality and the Immigration and Naturalization Service
Right to Privacy (Committee on Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues)

1990
Homosexuality and the armed services

1988
Statement on discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation

1977
Affirmative action

1975
Minority psychiatrists, training of

1973
Homosexuality and civil rights

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