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Russian sexologists to target homosexuality, other 'disorders' under new rules

Posted on AllSides July 2nd, 2023
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Russian clinics will soon be staffed with sexologists to help patients "overcome" homosexuality and various sexual "mental disorders", a health ministry order said, in the latest Kremlin attack on what it calls "non-traditional lifestyles."

The order, which takes effect on July 1, comes amid a clampdown on LGBT rights, which President Vladimir Putin has sought to portray as evidence of moral decay in Western countries and from which Russia must be protected.

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