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BMA meeting: Conversion therapy for homosexuals should not be funded by the NHS

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 02 July 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c3553
  1. Deborah Cohen
  1. 1Brighton

    The NHS should not fund “discredited” conversion therapy for homosexual people, representatives at the BMA conference have voted.

    The BMA has called on the Department of Health to investigate cases where it seems that conversion therapy has been funded with NHS money to prevent it happening in future.

    Conversion therapy is treatment directed at helping gay and lesbian people modify their sexual orientation to heterosexuality.

    Speaking for the motion, junior doctor, Tom Dolphin said, “This isn’t about therapy designed to help …

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