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Health associations warn against dangers of LGBT 'conversion therapy'

Three Indian mental health associations issued separate statements last month pointing to the dangers of 'conversion therapy' for LGBTQIA+ people

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LGBT | LGBT community | LGBTQ

Chintan Girish Modi 



There is a disturbing lack of data on this trend but the issue is cle­arly developing dimensions serious enough for three Indian mental he­alth associations to issue statements
There is a disturbing lack of data on this trend but the issue is cle­arly developing dimensions serious enough for three Indian mental he­alth associations to issue statements

The suicide of Anjana Hareesh, a 21-year-old bisexual woman in Goa, on May 12 has brought to light the discrimination that LGBTQIA+ people in India continue to face despite legal reform and decades of activism. News reports indicate that her parents had forced this student, originally from Kerala, to undergo “conversion therapy” to alter her sexual orientation.

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First Published: Mon, June 01 2020. 22:03 IST

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