Is gay conversion therapy legal for minors in Germany?


The answer to this question is no, Germany has passed legislation that bans any kind of gay conversion therapy for minors (i.e. incumbents under the age of 18 years) throughout the country.

Those found to be violating this law shall face imprisonment for a term of one year or could be fined with €30,000 ($32,535; £26,268).

Why is gay conversion therapy considered harmful?

The reason why gay conversion therapy is considered harmful is that it can lead to depression and the risk of suicide, according to research.

Under this law, any medical intervention such as shock therapy, hypnosis; or deception, coercion, and threats from parents or legal guardians is prohibited as well.

What do the critics say?

Germany’s opposition Green Party and the Left Party are of the view that the age bar to ban gay conversion therapy should be raised to 26 and 27 years respectively.

What other countries have already banned gay conversion therapy?

The gay conversion therapy has already been outlawed in Switzerland and areas of Australia, Canada, and the US.

Source: BBC

Published by Bhavesh Kumar

A multi-talented professional with diverse experience spanning across Advanced statistical analysis,Python programming with NumPy, pandas, matplotlib, Seaborn, Tableau, Machine Learning with stats models and scikit-learn, Deep learning with TensorFlow, journalism (digital and broadcast), management consultancy and documentary filmmaking. Worked for the leading international news agencies on feature stories, videography, scripting, programming and editing broadcast news. A creative and analytical mindset focused on executing new-age strategic communication initiatives with all its corresponding elements (clear and coherently written key messages, marketing strategy and predictive analytics) to ensure effective target audience impressions. Also, worked on several primary and secondary market research projects (Market Feasibility Study) for businesses looking for actionable insights.

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