Greece on Wednesday banned conversion remedy for minors, a observe geared toward suppressing an individual’s sexual orientation or gender id and which the lesbian, homosexual, bisexual and trans neighborhood worldwide, in addition to well being specialists, have condemned as dangerous.
Under the invoice, which Greece’s parliament authorized, psychologists or different well being professionals want an individual’s express consent to carry out such therapy and face fines and a jail time period in the event that they violate the legislation. The authorities has drafted a nationwide technique that runs till 2025 on reforms selling gender equality in Greece, a largely conservative nation. Canada, New Zealand and France criminalized conversion remedy earlier this yr.
“There have been some false remedies that acknowledged that when a minor has chosen a distinct sexual orientation, his mother and father might supposedly proceed with ‘remedies’ for this little one to ‘return to normality'”, health minister Thanos Plevris told parliament this week. these treatments not only are not a therapy but they are not supported scientifically,” the minister stated.
The invoice additionally bans promoting such practices. Plevris added that Greece additionally plans to ban surgical procedures on intersex infants and infants born with atypical chromosomes that have an effect on their reproductive anatomy in a approach that doesn’t match with the normative definition of male or feminine.