A Sydney doctor has been banned from practising as a GP after he prescribed chemical castration to a teenaged man who sought a ‘cure’ for his homosexuality.
An Australian doctor has been severely reprimanded and banned from working as a general practitioner after prescribing a drug to a boy who came to him for help to “cure” his homosexuality.
A Health Care Complaints Commission committee found Mark Craddock guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct over his treatment of the 18-year-old at a 10-minute consultation at his home in early 2008.
Both men were at the time members of the Exclusive Brethren, a conservative Christian group whose members shun television, radio, and the Internet and do not vote.
In a letter of complaint to the commission, the patient wrote that he came out as gay at the age of 18 and was informed by a church leader, “There’s medication you can go on for these things.”
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