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Video: Chinese clinics still offering electroshock therapies to “cure” gay people

Doctors in China are still offering electroshock therapies to “cure” gay people, according to an investigation by Britain’s Channel 4.

The Unreported World documentary exposes a psychiatrist telling an activist – visiting a clinic undercover – to take sickness drugs when he feels “urges”. Another doctor prescribed electroshock treatment.

“Your current conditioned reflex is when you see the same sex you feel love… Now what I want to make you feel is scared”, one doctor said. “When you have these urges, you shock yourself with the rod.”

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Photo: Channel 4.

The “patient” was charged 3,500 yuan (HK$4275).

Last year, a court in Beijing ruled against a clinic offering similar gay “cures”.

The documentary is viewable worldwide on the Channel 4 website.

Video: Chinese clinics still offering electroshock therapies to "cure" gay people