Indonesia’s Health Ministry said yesterday it is about to publish a medical guide where it has classified homosexuality as a mental disorder.
They think the LGBT community are at risk of mental disorders owing to their sexual orientation, according to the Ministry’s Director of Prevention and Control for Mental Problems.
The association of ‘leading psychiatrists’ with the real mental disorder, also recommended certain rights for the LGBT group such as access to ‘treatment’ and medical awareness.
The Ministry document stated that “homosexuality was against the ethos of the country”.
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