This might sound annoying and disturbing to all. The news had come from Toronto is not acceptable, where a gay psychiatrist who is specialized in conversion therapy has been found guilty of having sex with his male patients. Dr Melvyn Iscove, 72 who is a psychiatrist in Toronto have a deep interest in treating homosexuality. This all is updated with the decision taken at a discipline hearing this week at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.
In this hearing, two patients of Iscove says that he included having sex in his conversion techniques. The committee tells,”Neither complainant described any emotional or romantic aspects of the sexual activity with Dr Iscove, and both said that at some point, they thought that the sexual activity was part of the therapy and an attempt to cure them of homosexuality by engaging in the acts, rather than fantasizing about them.”
The committee also tells that Iscove has a keen interest in homosexuality from 1950 at which Freudian psychoanalyst Edmund Bergler says,”There are no happy homosexuals.” First Iscove denied all these claims but then become invasive when he was asked about homosexuality. He tries to make his doing right by telling that the patients come to him was suffering from a number of problems and he tried to tell them that being a gay is an actual problem for them.
The committee found,”He stated that these patients only became responsive to his therapy when they were ready to fight it (i.e., the homosexuality).”
The committee wrote, “The sexual activity subsequently progressed to Dr Iscove removing his penis from his trousers, then Patient A doing the same. This progressed on later occasions to mutual masturbation and oral sex. Patient A estimated that such activity occurred on between 10 and 20 occasions with oral sex occurring on one-third of the episodes.”
“After discussing this with Dr Iscove, who persuaded him that a random partner was undesirable, Dr Iscove made it known that he, himself, would be available,” the committee added.
Dr Iscove’s lawyer says,”Dr Iscove has always denied the allegations, he continues to do so, and he’s seriously considering an appeal.”