Conversion Practices on LGBT+ People

Study 14-07-2023

This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE), examines “conversion practices” (also called “conversion therapies”) aimed at changing, repressing or suppressing the sexual orientation, gender identity or expression of LGBT+ persons. Such practices, due to their discriminatory, degrading, harmful and fraudulent nature, are being banned in a growing number of States, including EU Member States. The study analyses and compares selected national legislations before examining the possibilities to counter such practices at EU level, and makes recommendations.