TV’s Dr Christian Jessen is to undergo some of the most controversial methods of ‘gay conversion therapy’ in new Channel 4 series ‘Cure Me, I’m Gay‘.
Jessen, who is openly gay and in a long term relationship, will be filmed while he tests the legitimacy of several “gay conversion” treatments before getting a “sexuality test” with a device that measures sexual arousal at the end of the series.
The Embarrassing Bodies doctor will also be talking to “patients” who are desperate to change their sexuality, as well as “ex-gays” who have claimed that gay conversion therapy is legitimate.
In an interview with Ditch The Label, Jessen spoke about the challenges he has faced being gay in the medical profession. “I have been exposed to off-the-cuff homophobic comments from other doctors, especially when being trained in sexual health,” he said.
“I never hid my sexuality but never wove a flag either; I don’t see it as being relevant. I am a doctor and not a ‘gay doctor.’ I have also had comments from other doctors calling me an embarrassment to the profession. ”
He added, “The media also like to bring up my sexuality a lot, probably because they see it as being a revelation as it isn’t something that everybody knows about me.”
‘Cure Me, I’m Gay’ will be aired on Channel 4 later this year.
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