Germany Has Banned Conversion Therapy In Minors
But some in the country want the law to go further.
Germany has now joined Malta, Taiwan, Ecuador, and Brazil in nations that have a conversion therapy ban. A bill, approved by the German government today, makes the country the second in Europe to enact such legislation.
Conversion therapy is a widely debunked set of practices aimed at changing a “patient’s” sexuality or gender identity. In reality, these methods, which range from electroshock therapy and water torture to “praying the gay away,” are a form of abuse both physical and mental, sometimes leading to severe depression or death by suicide. The methods have been described as ineffective, harmful and deadly by every leading medical association in the United States, as well as other global health organizations…
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