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Conversion therapy, also called reparative therapy, is any treatment with the goal of making someone who is lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) to stop being so. The treatment may take the form of counseling sessions, such as from a psychologist or religious minister, it may use physical treatments, such as electrical shocks, drugs, or lobotomy. Some adults choose to go into conversion therapy because they don't want to be LGBT. However, most often, conversion therapy is done to children and adults who didn't consent to it. This is done by families who wouldn't accept their child as LGBT. Without the person's consent, any kind of conversion therapy is abuse, and a violation of human rights.
Conversion therapy without the person's consent still happens in many countries. It's still done in the USA, though conversion therapy on children has been banned in several states: California, New Jersey, Oregon, and the District of Columbia.
Since this is not Wikipedia, this wiki's article on conversion therapy should focus on conversion therapy's impact on transgender and nonbinary people in particular. This article should also focus on activism to bring this abusive practice to an end.
See also[edit | edit source]
- Practical resources
- Attitudes towards Nonbinary People
- Discrimination against nonbinary gender people
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