You cannot talk somebody into being trans any more than you can talk them into being gay.
It’s possible to talk most people into many things and some people into anything.
They managed to talk hundreds of thousands into manning the gas ovens. You think a few confused teenagers can’t be talked into something?
And then, years later, it may involve transition, a process with an exceptionally high success rate and a very low regret rate.
As the journalist Katelyn Burns put it, JK Rowling’s message to trans teens is simple.
Your body. My choice.
Well, yes. You’ve heard of this thing called the age of consent? That’s what that is isn’t it?
Anyway, the problem over conversion therapy isn’t as is being described. Sure, just as with the wilder excesses of exorcism, there are nutters out there doing it. But the claim is to ban all types and forms of conversion therapy. Including the folks asking “You really sure about this?” etc.