Costa Rican psychologists reject ex-gay therapy

(Photo: Andrew Ciskel/Flickr)

(Photo: Andrew Ciskel/Flickr)


Costa Rica’s Psychologists Association has issued a bold statement today condemning attempts to “cure” homosexuality through ex-gay therapy. The harmful treatment has been on the rise in Latin America, but according to Psychologists Association spokesperson Marisol Fournier, there is no scientific basis for ex-gay therapy.

“As psychologists, we must ensure conditions for these people to live a life with emotional integrity, and this means recognizing them as individuals with their own sexual orientation and fully unmark this idea of homosexuality as a disease,” says Fournier.

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