Beijing - A Chinese psychological clinic has been ordered to pay compensation to a gay man who sued it for administering electric shocks intended to make him heterosexual.
The case brought by Yang Teng is believed to be the first in China involving so-called conversion therapy.
Lawyer Li Duilong said the Haidian District People's Court in Beijing ordered the clinic to pay $560 to compensate Yang for costs incurred in the therapy.
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Li said the court also ruled that there was no need to administer shocks because homosexuality did not require treatment.
Calls to the court rang unanswered, and a person at the clinic hung up when the case was mentioned.
China declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder in 2001, although no laws outlaw discrimination against sexual minorities.