Why should so-called conversion ‘therapy’ be banned?
As part of a programme of events organised at the University of Dundee for LGBT History Month, join us at the Grand Rounds at Ninewells to find out what we're doing about it...
Both words in so-called conversion 'therapy' are deeply problematic.
'Conversion' implies that it is possible to change someone's sexual orientation or gender identity. There is no reliable evidence that this is possible. At the same time, confusion around the word is sometimes used to suggest that a ban would stop support for our trans community.
'Therapy', meanwhile, strongly suggests that being LGBT+ is a problem, one that requires treatment or a cure. It is a term used by health professionals, an implies a certain level of evidence for its use has been reached.
In spite of the harm it has been shown to cause, 26% of the doctors at a recent BMA event voted against banning it.
In this event, we will hear from Rebecca Crowther (she/her), Policy Coordinator for the Equality Network. She will share insights and experiences from the front line of the fight for equality.