How 18 Years of Precedent Can Disappear in an Instant: Understanding Brazil’s Recent Decision Allowing Advertisement of Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy

How 18 Years of Precedent Can Disappear in an Instant: Understanding Brazil’s Recent Decision Allowing Advertisement of Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy

By: Kellina Yzette Heylek.

The Federal Council of Psychology in Brazilian ruled over 18 years ago that psychiatrists cannot advertise sexual orientation reversion therapies to potential patients as a cure for homosexuality. Many professional medical associations have made statements discrediting these conversion therapies stating it is ineffective and harmful. However, in September 2017, a federal judge in Brazil has overruled this precedent and has allowed psychiatrists to again advertise these treatments.

Image credit: © 2006 Reuters. A man shows his rainbow flag during the Gay Pride parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 30, 2006. https://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/styles/1200w1200h/public/multimedia_images_2017/201709americas_brazil_lgbt.jpg?itok=7kN5oDSa

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How Latin and South America Protects Intellectual Property

How Latin and South America Protects Intellectual Property

By: Tyler Seling.

Protecting intellectual property (“IP”) is an important aspect of any business or organization. Whether utilizing trademarks for brand development, copyrights for the works of authorship, or patents for the design or innovation it’s created, having an established IP policy is critical to succeeding in the competitive digital market.

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