Entry #2826: Conversion therapy in Argentina

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RegionArgentina
IssueConversion therapy
StatusBanned
Start DateDec 3, 2010
End Datenow
DescriptionArticle 3(c) of the Law on Mental Health (2010) establishes that a person cannot be diagnosed on their mental health exclusively on the basis of their "sexual choice or identity”. It prevents health professionals, particularly psychiatrists, from legally engaging in sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE). Additionally, at the subnational level, in December 2020, the province of Santa Cruz passed the Integral Law for the recognition and historical reparation of the rights of trans persons (Law No. 3.724), which prohibits "aversion therapies" for trans people under Article 24.
Sourceshttps://database.ilga.org/argentina-lgbti https://web.archive.org/web/20160805221927/http://www.fepra.org.ar/docs/salud_mental/ley_nacional_26657.pdf


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Revision by Nathan. Improvements

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Value(REMOVED)Banned
NoteSome regions have banned conversion therapy however it isn't nationwide yet. Article 3(c) of the Law on Mental Health (2010) establishes that a person cannot be diagnosed on their mental health exclusively on the basis of their "sexual choice or identity”. It prevents health professionals, particularly psychiatrists, from legally engaging in sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE).
Additionally, at the subnational level, in December 2020, the province of Santa Cruz passed the Integral Law for the recognition and historical reparation of the rights of trans persons (Law No. 3.724), which prohibits "aversion therapies" for trans people under Article 24.
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Some regions have banned conversion therapy however it isn't nationwide yet. Article 3(c) of the Law on Mental Health (2010) establishes that a person cannot be diagnosed on their mental health exclusively on the basis of their "sexual choice or identity”. It prevents health professionals, particularly psychiatrists, from legally engaging in sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE). Additionally, at the subnational level, in December 2020, the province of Santa Cruz passed the Integral Law for the recognition and historical reparation of the rights of trans persons (Law No. 3.724), which prohibits "aversion therapies" for trans people under Article 24.
Sourceshttps://web.archive.org/web/20160805221927/http://www.fepra.org.ar/docs/salud_mental/ley_nacional_26657.pdfhttps://database.ilga.org/argentina-lgbti
https://web.archive.org/web/20160805221927/http://www.fepra.org.ar/docs/salud_mental/ley_nacional_26657.pdf
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https://web.archive.org/web/20160805221927/http://www.fepra.org.ar/docs/salud_mental/ley_nacional_26657.pdf https://database.ilga.org/argentina-lgbti https://web.archive.org/web/20160805221927/http://www.fepra.org.ar/docs/salud_mental/ley_nacional_26657.pdf

Revision by Vito12. If this is wrong please change it

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ValueBanned(REMOVED)
NoteUnder national ban.Some regions have banned conversion therapy however it isn't nationwide yet.
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Under national ban. Some regions have banned conversion therapy however it isn't nationwide yet.

Revision by Markissik. Adding source and date law came into force

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Start Date(NONE)Dec 3, 2010
Sourceshttps://web.archive.org/web/20160805221927/http://www.fepra.org.ar/docs/salud_mental/ley_nacional_26657.pdf
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https://web.archive.org/web/20160805221927/http://www.fepra.org.ar/docs/salud_mental/ley_nacional_26657.pdf

Revision by Ausyk

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NoteNoUnder national ban.
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No Under national ban.
SourcesNo
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Revision by Ausyk

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Noteonly on the case of sexual orientation.No
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only on the case of sexual orientation. No

Revision by Ausyk

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ValueNot bannedBanned
NoteNoonly on the case of sexual orientation.
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No only on the case of sexual orientation.

Ausyk created this entry.