Homosexuality a disorder: RSS body survey

Many doctors and allied medical professionals believe that homosexuality is "a disorder" , according to an RSS affiliated body.

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As per Samwardhini Nyas, around 70% of surveyed doctors and allied medical professionals consider homosexuality a disorder, while 83% report that sexual diseases can be transmitted in same-sex relationships | Representational photo: iStock

According to a survey conducted by Samwardhini Nyas, an affiliate of the women’s wing of the RSS, a significant number of doctors and allied medical professionals view homosexuality as a disorder. Furthermore, they believe that legalizing same-sex marriage will lead to a further increase in the prevalence of homosexuality in society.

A senior functionary of the Rashtra Sevika Samiti, a women’s organisation which parallels the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), said the findings of the survey are based on 318 responses collected across the country covering medical practitioners from eight different paths of treatment from modern science to Ayurveda.

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In their response to the survey, according to Samwardhini Nyas, nearly 70 per cent of the doctors and allied medical professionals said that “homosexuality is a disorder” while 83 per cent of them “confirmed transmission of sexual disease in homosexual relations.”

“From the survey, it is observed that the decision to legalise such marriages may promote more disorder in the society rather than curing patients and bringing them to normalcy,” the RSS body said.

“Counselling is the better option to cure patients of such a psychological disorder,” it added.

The Samwardhini Nyass survey recommended that public opinion should be taken before taking any decision on the demand for legalising same-sex marriage.

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“Over 67 per cent of the doctors in their response to the survey questionnaire felt that homosexual parents cannot raise their offspring properly,” the Rashtra Sevika Samiti affiliate added.

The survey has been conducted by the Samwardhini Nyas against the backdrop of a five-judge constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud, hearing arguments on a batch of pleas seeking legal sanction for same-sex marriage”

“Over 57 per cent of the doctors who responded to the survey disfavoured the Supreme Courts intervention in the matter,” a senior functionary of the Samwardhini Nyas said.

(With Agency inputs)