Taiwan Contemplates Banning Gay Conversion Therapy 台灣擬禁「性向矯正治療」


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Conversion therapy is a controversial psychological or spiritual procedure that aims to change one’s sexual orientation status to that of being heterosexual. It has been discredited by mainstream medical and mental health organizations in North America and Europe for not only treating homosexuality as a disorder, but also being unethical and ineffective. Taiwan is currently contemplating prohibiting gay conversion therapy. If the measure passes, physicians who prescribe the treatment will be punished with fines as high as NT$100,000.

「性向矯正治療」是個具爭議性的心理或精神程序,意圖為將一個人的性取向狀態改變為異性戀。此種作法不僅將同性戀視為一種疾病,而且是不道德且無效的,已被北美和歐洲的主流醫療和心理健康組織所否定。台灣目前正在考慮禁止性向矯正治療,若草案通過,之後開出此處方的醫生將被處以新台幣十萬元以上的罰鍰。

Read more - 閱讀更多: Taiwan mulls ban on controversial gay conversion therapy, Hong Kong Free Press

人權大躍進!衛福部擬禁「性傾向扭轉治療」, 聯合報UDN

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