Practices of so-called “conversion therapy”, the latest Report by IESOGI

This Report by the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is key to understand why the so-called “Conversion therapy” is a way of torture. “Conversion therapy” is used as an umbrella term to describe interventions of a wide-ranging nature, all of which have in common the belief that a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity (SOGI) can and should be changed. Such practices aim (or claim to aim) at changing people from gay, lesbian or bisexual to heterosexual and from trans or gender diverse to cisgender.

Víctor Madrigal-Borloz, explores practices of so-called “conversion therapy” across the globe, including their impact on victims, their human rights implications and their connection with violence and discrimination based on SOGI, as well as measures adopted to prevent them and to penalize or prosecute those who perform them and remedies provided to victims.

Read the Report here. More Reports here.