IPS: Position statement regarding LGBTQ

Jun 11, 2020IPS Secretariat, Position Statement

The Indian Psychiatric Society has in 2018 categorically stated that homosexuality is not a disease and must not be regarded as such. All forms of ‘treatment/therapy’ (including individual psychotherapies, behaviour therapies like aversive conditioning etc., hypnotherapy, group therapies, pharmacotherapy, physical treatment methods like ECT etc. or milieu treatments) to reverse sexual orientation are based on a premise that is erroneous : that such orientations are diseases. Moreover there is no scientific evidence at all that attempts to convert a person’s orientation succeed in any manner. The Indian Psychiatric Society totally disapproves of any such treatments and urges that such therapies must cease forthwith. The position statement for IPS is attached below.

 

 

IPS HGS - 0311 LGBT - Position Statement - 11-06-2020

 

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