We would like to thank these brave film makers for going through with this documentary. It's not the easiest thing to watch, but it must be shared to get the truth out there.
Shocking footage has been aired of gay ‘cure’ therapy being performed in Chinese hospitals.
Homosexuality was legalised in China in 1997, for nearly a fifth of the world’s population – but sexuality remains largely taboo in the country.
Despite no longer being listed as a mental illness in the country, reporters from Channel 4’s Unreported World have uncovered shocking practices in some Chinese hospitals, where gay people are subjected to painful electroshock therapy in a bid to make them straight.
It is not the first piece of evidence that the damaging therapy is still widespread – a medical student took legal action earlier this year over state-issued textbooks books that still suggest homosexuality is a condition that can be cured by electroshock therapy.
Gay people are routinely given drugs to induce nausea, before being subjected to electric shocks as part of the ‘treatment’.
John adds that young gay and lesbian people are often brought to the clinics by their parents, who are relying on their children to continue the family tree.
He recounts: “In China, there is a saying… one of the most disrespectful things to your parents is not to have an offspring.” – pinknews.co.uk
Part of the documentary shows a health care provider suggesting that cold showers are a quick cure to battle certain urges. She goes further to suggest that self-induced shock therapy is another good cure.
Here's a short clip from the documentary.
Do you think this currently happens in the United States?
Have you experienced shock therapy or other treatments for your "illness?"