Conversion therapy

Conversion therapy is banned in 20 countries.

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  • Banned
  • Not banned
  • Unknown, N/A, or ambiguous

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Conversion therapy

Legal status of conducting sexual orientation changing therapy ("ex-gay" therapy)

Summary

20
Banned
20 regions (9%)
Banned
87
Not banned
87 regions (38%)
Not banned
125
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
125 regions (54%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
Europe
10%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Banned
5 regions (10%)
Not banned
29 regions (56%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
18 regions (35%)
Oceania
25%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Banned
6 regions (25%)
Not banned
1 regions (4%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
17 regions (71%)
South America
21%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Banned
3 regions (21%)
Not banned
9 regions (64%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
2 regions (14%)
North America
6%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Banned
2 regions (6%)
Not banned
12 regions (33%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
22 regions (61%)
Africa
2%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Banned
1 regions (2%)
Not banned
13 regions (22%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
45 regions (76%)
Asia
7%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Banned
3 regions (7%)
Not banned
23 regions (50%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
20 regions (44%)

Progress over time

Number of countries with equality for conversion therapy over the past 60 years.

Recent changes

Conversion therapy by country

(and dependent territories)

Banned

Conversion therapy is banned in 20 regions.

  1. Asia (3)
  2. India 2021
  3. Macau
  4. Taiwan 2018
  5. Europe (5)
  6. Albania 2020
  7. France 2021
  8. Germany 2020
  9. Malta 2016
  10. Switzerland 2016
  11. North America (2)
  12. Canada 2019
  13. Saint Lucia
  14. Africa (1)
  15. Mauritius
  16. South America (3)
  17. Argentina
  18. Brazil 1999
  19. Ecuador 2014

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