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IN OMG! ON 10 Nov, 2015
These horrific images of Chinese men with electrodes placed near their genitals are unbelievable. We believe that homosexuality isn't a disease, but there might be few people who think that homosexuality is.
Everyone has a complete right of living their life in their own way and this therapy is totally insane.
According to a leading psychotherapist Johnny Li, the damage can be life-long. Even after 15 years of declassifying being gay as an 'illness', this rough treatment is being provided in China's hospitals.
These inhuman processes were exposed by the Dateline program. The viewers are shown the inside of a medical facility such as the Tianjin Mental Health Hospital where the undercover activist, John Shen, is told that he can be given drugs and shock therapy.
'It's a small electric rod, when you have these urges, you shock yourself with the rod, then you know you should avoid these urges,' a psychiatrist tells Mr Shen. In one absolutely disturbing image, a nurse even places electrodes near the man's genitalia as he says, "I'm nervous".
The patient is also told that his current condition-reflex is the cause behind his attraction towards the same sex. 'Now what I want to make you to feel is scared,' the clinician tells him as she sends the charge through his body.
Another undercover patient when went to the Huashan hospital was told, "When these urges arise, you can take a cold shower or go jogging to release the excess hormones,", by a psychiatrist, before receiving the similar treatment.
Despite the law change, police closely monitor any public dissent from the treatment, and reporter Shaunagh Connaire is told the opponents are threatened with jail.
'I think aversion therapy can hurt anyone, especially gay people', psychotherapist Johnny Li said. 'Aversion therapy reinforces their lack of self-identity and their feelings of rejection, the damage can be long-term or even last a lifetime.'