Transgender Conversion Therapy Linked to Suicide Attempts

Researchers have investigated the mental health effects of gender identity conversion therapy. This stock image shows a transgender flag painted on a person's hand. Getty

By Kashmira Gander

Transgender people who undergo the widely discredited practice of gender conversion therapy are more likely to attempt suicide, research has revealed. The approach has no scientific basis but is sold as a way to change a person from transgender to cisgender. Techniques can range from talking therapies through to aversion techniques, such as electroshock, chemical, and deprivation treatments. Similar methods are used in attempts to change a person’s sexual orientation, even though this […]


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