Conversion therapy

Conversion therapy is banned in 22 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

22
Banned
22 regions (9%)
Banned
91
Not banned
91 regions (39%)
Not banned
119
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
119 regions (51%)
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
36%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Banned
5 regions (36%)
Not banned
9 regions (64%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
regions (0%)
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
14 regions (24%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
44 regions (75%)
Asia
7%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Banned
3 regions (7%)
Not banned
26 regions (57%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
17 regions (37%)

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 22 regions.

  1. Asia (3)
  2. India 2021
  3. Macau
  4. Taiwan 2018
  5. Europe (5)
  6. Albania 2020
  7. Germany 2020
  8. Isle of Man 2021
  9. Malta 2016
  10. Switzerland 2016
  11. North America (2)
  12. Canada 2019
  13. Saint Lucia
  14. Africa (1)
  15. Mauritius
  16. South America (5)
  17. Argentina
  18. Brazil 1999
  19. Chile 2021
  20. Ecuador 2014
  21. Uruguay 2017

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