Persecution Alert

Faith healers to cure ‘LGBT problems’ could be permitted in hospitals

24 April 2017

Malaysia’s health ministry is permitting forms of so-called “spiritual healing” that practitioners claim can cure “LGBT problems”.

Under a policy on “traditional and complementary medicine”, Malaysian hospitals are allowed to offer a string of practices which are totally unproven and have no scientific basis.

These include massages, acupuncture and herbal therapy. But among the treatments available, derided in Western medicine as quack therapy, are some distinctly harmful practices.

The Malay Mail reports that psychiatrists and religious groups in the country are lobbying for the adoption of ‘Islamic psycho-spiritual therapy’.

See also: Pink News, Faith healers who try to cure ‘LGBT problems’ could be permitted in hospitals, 24 April 2017


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