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 […]
The study shows that lifetime exposure to gender identity change efforts is associated with an increased odds of lifetime suicide attempts (aOR 2.27). This was also true for exposure during childhood (aOR 4.15).
— Jack Turban MD (@jack_turban) September 11, 2019
1) Has been thoroughly discredited.
2) Is incredibly dangerous and traumatic.
3) Has still been faced by 1 in 7 trans people in the U.S., according to a study on data from the #USTransSurvey https://t.co/MTHXFGXJ5t
— National Center for Transgender Equality (@TransEquality) September 6, 2019
Conversion therapy regularly includes practices that amount to torture, such as electric shock treatment and water torture.
Dear trans family: You do not need to be fixed. We love you, all of you, as you are. https://t.co/sP0b61IsCz
— TransgenderLawCenter (@TransLawCenter) September 7, 2019