Conversion therapy for LGBTQIA should be considered as professional misconduct by doctors: Madras HC to NMC
In a major move that might put a stop to the practice of "Conversion Therapy" on LGBTQIA+ community, the Madras High Court has directed the National Medical Commission (NMC) for enlisting it as professional misconduct.
The court issued this direction to NMC as it took note of the submission by the petitioner's counsel, who referred to various suggestions about the conversion practices and the scope of prohibiting such practices. Reference was also made to the Legislation that is available in two other countries in this regard and also to the United Nations report of the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
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Dr. Nandita Mohan
BDS, MDS( Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry)