Archive for the tag psychiatry

California bans anti-gay reparative therapy on minors

California Governor Jerry Brown made history today by signing a landmark bill that will protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth from psychological abuse by deceitful mental health professionals who falsely claim to be able to change their sexual orientation or gender expression.

Dr. Gurvinder Kalra on Coming Out post-377

Psychiatrist Gurvinder Kalra from Mumbai provides guidance to fellow psychiatrists in India on how they should support a client who is lesbian, gay, bi or trans*. His article in the Indian Journal of Psychiatry is downloadable here.

Indian Journal of Psychiatry takes a stand on homosexuality

Drs. Rao and Jacob, in their editorial 'Homosexuality and India' in the Indian Journal of Psychiatry (2012), question unethical and unwarranted attempts at conversion therapy and call for physicians to provide medical service with compassion and respect for human dignity for all people irrespective of their sexual orientation.