Monday, 02 February 2015 17:07

A Group Of Organizations Committed To Fight Against "Ex-Gay" Therapies In The UK

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Fourteen organizations join forces to fight against the so-called reparative therapy. They want to inform of their misdeeds and dangerousness but also better train health workers.

In a memorandum they published (available in .pdf here), these organizations recall that a 2009 report showed that one therapist out of six already suggested a change of sexual orientation to one of his patients. It is therefore necessary to provide good training.

«It's very common for people to have feelings where they might question their sexuality, where they might want to explore the attractions they're feeling.

«We want people to be able to do that in an environment that is safe, supportive and free of judgement,» Amber Dowell, communications officer at the UK Council for Psychotherapy, told Newsbeat.