This story was first published as an exclusive by Mail Today .
Most Indians are still not comfortable with homosexuality, and tend to treat it as a disease rather than as a simple sexual preference. This is especially evident in view of the fact that several licensed and prominent local doctors offer 'Conversion Therapy', because according to them, homosexuality is a mental illness not unlike schizophrenia.
These quacks, who take advantage of the gullible relatives of these 'patients', prescribe treatments ranging from homeopathic medicines and counselling, to medicines like Oleanz, a tablet for mental disorders which has some severe side effects. The most shocking fact though, is that several people have even been given electro-shock therapy as a last ditch attempt to change their brain mapping.
This kind of medical practise is highly unethical, yet several doctors continue to capitalise on the social pressure relatives of homosexuals face by guaranteeing 2 month 'cures'. The mindset towards homosexuality has to change for violations like this stop.