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UK to ban conversion therapy
2021-05-11

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Britain will move to ban conversion therapy and provide more support to those in the LGBT community who have undergone the treatment, as part of its post-pandemic government agenda, Reuters reported.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government said measures would be brought forward to prevent these "abhorrent practices which can cause mental and physical harm," starting with a consultation on how best to protect people and how to eliminate coercive practices.

Johnson's party has come under increasing pressure on the issue after former leader Theresa May vowed in 2018 to eradicate a procedure that aims to change or suppress someone's sexual orientation or gender identity.

According to GLAAD, conversion therapy (also called reparative therapy, among other terms) is defined as any attempt to change a person's sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. It is a widely discredited practice.


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