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the fact that this is the very premise of conversion therapy yet is still deemed acceptable is beyond me. I feel like we've stepped into a time warp where gays are no longer allowed anymore.
Indeed, althog at least the practice, in this context at least, tends to be universally frowned upon (aside from some religious njuts) My sole objection is based on the expansion of 'conversion therapy' to include perfectly proper councelling - albeit more to do with the trans problem than people being gay - but as a general point you're right. It's a shame really.
Although, i am curious how many quacks actually practice this? Is it a small issue, albeit one that attracts loud attention or is it quite widespread?
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Indeed, althog at least the practice, in this context at least, tends to be universally frowned upon (aside from some religious njuts) My sole objection is based on the expansion of 'conversion therapy' to include perfectly proper councelling - albeit more to do with the trans problem than people being gay - but as a general point you're right. It's a shame really.
Although, i am curious how many quacks actually practice this? Is it a small issue, albeit one that attracts loud attention or is it quite widespread?
Stonewall puts it at 1 in 20 but their stats don't seem to make much sense. They include the caveat "when accessing healthcare" but never seem to expand on what they were supposedly pressured into.
https://www.stonewall.org.uk/campaig...ersion-therapy

The Government stats set it at 2% undergone and 5% offered for LGB and 4% undergone and 9% offered for T which seems to make a lot more sense. It terms of raw numbers almost 3000 people said it had occurred but there is no measure of time when it occurred.

Seems to be mostly faith organisations at 51% no surprise there and 19% are healthcare professionals but I'm not sure what they are defined as because I highly doubt it is the NHS.
https://www.gov.uk/government/public...summary-report

The stats are a bit of a mess really.
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