Group urges China to stop LGBT con­ver­sion ther­apy

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4 HONG KONG >> The Chi­nese gov­ern­ment should stop hos­pi­tals and other med­i­cal fa­cil­i­ties from sub­ject­ing LGBT peo­ple to con­ver­sion ther­apy that in some cases has in­volved elec­troshock, in­vol­un­tary con­fine­ment and forced med­i­ca­tion, a hu­man rights group said to­day. The re­port re­leased by New York­based Hu­man Rights Watch, based on in­ter­views with 17 peo­ple sub­jected to the widely crit­i­cized tech­niques since 2009, comes as aware­ness has grown in China re­gard­ing the rights of les­bian, gay, bi­sex­ual and trans­gen­der peo­ple.

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