What is Conversion therapy (pseudoscientific)?

What is Conversion therapy (pseudoscientific)? Conversion therapy, also known as reparative therapy, is a pseudoscientific and discredited practice that aims to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. It involves a range of methods, such as talk therapy, hypnosis, aversive conditioning, and even physical abuse or electroshock therapy, to try to alter an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

Conversion therapy is based on the false and harmful assumption that being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) is a mental disorder that can be cured or corrected. However, this view is not supported by the scientific community, and all major medical and mental health organizations have rejected conversion therapy as unethical, ineffective, and potentially harmful.

The practice of conversion therapy has been widely discredited, and many countries and states have banned it for minors, recognizing the harm it can cause, including increased risk of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and suicidal ideation. However, it still exists in some parts of the world, and it is important to continue raising awareness about the dangers and harm of this pseudoscientific practice.

Shervan K Shahhian

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