Chinese homosexuals given electroshock as 'cure'

Chinese hospitals continue to treat homosexuals with drug medications and painful electroshock therapy.

Chinese homosexuals given electroshock as 'cure'

London: An undercover documentary has revealed that Chinese hospitals are offering drug medications and painful electroshock therapy to cure homosexuality.

And all this is being done despite the government in Beijing legalising homosexuality in 1997.

Unreported World – a documentary made by Channel 4 - shows a doctor recommending electroshock therapy and doses of nausea-inducing drugs to convert a patient's homosexual love to fear, the Guardian reported.

Hospitals continue to conduct "conversion therapy", even after the landmark ruling of a Beijing court against Xinyu Piaoxiang clinic in south China, which gave electroshock and hypnosis "conversion" treatments.

The clinic had to pay 3,500 yuan (360 pounds) as compensation and also had to publish an apology on its website.

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