Ecuador, Ministry of Health closing clinics claiming to change sexual orientation

Posted on September 2, 2011 • Filed under: Ecuador, Social Issues

The Ministry of Public Health (MSP) in recent days made public the existence of these centers to disclose the closing of at least 30 clinics operating in the country. One of these establishments, now closed, is called Faith Clinic, located in the citadel Urdesa of Guayaquil, which is led by Eithel Idrovo. That action became evident, according to Naphtali Arias, director of Friends for Life Foundation, which the country homosexuality is treated in some quarters as a kind of disease can be cured. “At least that’s what they do believe some private clinics that accept young, usually forcibly detained by their own parents,” he says.
Arias suggests that gay groups are identified in Guayaquil at least 6 clinics that perform this type of therapy and, interestingly, all are linked to evangelical movements.
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