National LGBT Survey: Conversion Therapy summary
an outline of the data from the National LGBT Survey on conversion therapy
5% of respondents to the National LGBT Survey had been offered so called ‘conversion’ or ‘reparative’ therapy (but did not take it up) and a further 2% had undergone it. We did not provide a definition of conversion therapy in the survey, but it can range from pseudo-psychological treatments to, in extreme cases, surgical interventions and ‘corrective’ rape. These figures were higher for trans respondents (e.g. 9% of trans men been offered it and 4% had undergone it). Faith organisations were by far the most likely group to have conducted conversion therapy (51% of those who received it had it conducted by faith groups), followed by healthcare professionals (19% of those who received it had it conducted by healthcare professionals).
Who conducted the so called ‘conversion’ or ‘reparative’ therapy?
Note: respondents could select multiple responses. Percentages shown are of the 2,640 survey respondents who had received ‘conversion’ or ‘reparative’ therapy to cure them of being LGBT.
|Prefer not to say||11%|
|Person from my community||9%|
|Any other individual or organsation not listed above||14%|
|Parent, guardian or other family member||16%|
|Healthcare provider or medical professional||19%|
|Faith organisation or group||51%|
Government Equalities Office, 2019. National LGBT Survey: Summary Report.