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Monstrous “Gay Cure” Doctor On Trial For Sexually Abusing Male Patients

A South African psychiatrist who subjected hundreds of gay soldiers to shock therapy decades ago is now standing trial in Canada for sexually assaulting male patients in his care.

Dr. Aubrey Levin’s license was originally suspended in 2010 after a male prisoner who had be sent to him for treatment presented hidden-video footage of the doctor making unwanted sexual advances.

Earlier complaints of similar behavior had been ignored by authorities but in all, some 30 men came forward to claim he had sexually abused them or made unwanted advances.

On Tuesday, Levin, who earned the nickname “Dr. Shock” because he used electric-shock treatments on gay soldiers and conscientious objectors back in Apartheid-era South Africa, was deemed fit to stand trial. The defense claimed the 72-year-old was suffering from the early stages of dementia.

While Levin’s behavior toward his Canadian patients is deplorable enough, it’s what he got up to in South Africa that really turns our stomach.

As Gay Star News reports:

During his work in the [South African Defense Force] he was the attending psychiatrist at Greefswald, an isolated detention barracks where harsh treatments, including powerful drugs and electric shocks, were used to ‘cure’ conscripts of supposed ‘homosexual vices’ and conscientious objections.

… A reliable journalistic source from South Africa has told GSN that in addition to the above, ‘Levin and his team also performed chemical castration as well as forced or rather coerced (as they were not literally forced) gender reassignment surgery on gay men as a “cure” for being gay.

“One such patient is currently living in New York reticent to speak to the press as he (although physically now a she) has been living a life of horror as he never wanted to be a woman as he was never transgender but just an effeminate gay man.”

As part of Levin’s discredited aversion therapy, gay soldiers were shown pictures of naked men and encouraged to fantasize, then subjected to increasingly potent electric shocks. Levin used the same method to curb protests in black townships, where he would classify masses of people as “disturbed.”

Despite being charged with “gross human-rights abuses” by South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Levin somehow not only garnered Canadian citizenship, but a job with the University of Calgary’s Medical School.

Suddenly we’re not so jealous of Canada’s health care system.


Source: The Guardian via Gay Star News

On:           Oct 10, 2012
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    • 2eo

      The sooner he dies the better. Hopefully in a lot of pain.

      Oct 10, 2012 at 6:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ogre Magi

      What should be done to ex-gay therapists? I’ll take a suggestion from The Hobbit

      Roast ’em alive, or stew them in a pot;
      fry them, boil them, eat them hot?
      Bake and toast ’em, fry and roast ’em!
      till beards blaze, and eyes glaze;
      hair smells and skins crack
      fat melts, and bones
      in cinders lie
      beneath the sky!

      Oct 10, 2012 at 7:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scott Johansen

      Religion is…has been and ALWAYS will be a catalyst to destroy society, abuse our children, drive gay children to suicide, promote greed, attract money, and damage lives. ALWAYS HAS BEEN- ALWAYS WILL BE.

      Somewhere, society got a meme that religion is taboo to tackle. That religion is sacred for all, and that all religion needs to be respected and honored. BULL. Religion is nothing short of fabricated, unproven, beliefs that has created collosal division and hurt throughout many generations of society. THAT is the narrative that we should have more often, as opposed to everyone staying ‘mum’ and and never questionning the all knowing religious followers, leaders and institutions.

      Oct 10, 2012 at 7:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JOHN 1957

      This is very twisted!

      He is suppose to be curing men of their homosexuality? and during sessions he was cop a feel here and a grope there, wouldn’t that make him gay? It states that ‘Levin and his team also performed chemical castration as well as forced or rather coerced (as they were not literally forced) gender reassignment surgery on gay men as a “cure” for being gay.

      He was more than likely a baby brother to Adolf Hitler and took part in the holocaust even as a child. Makes one sick to their stomach. This story sounds like a movie equal to the Saw franchise.

      Horrendous Acts; I have to agree, he needs to die but a very slow agonizing death at the hands of all those he tormented and tortured minus the getting groped part. The ones who assisted him in any way shape or form should also pay dearly. His defense team is using early dementia as a defense strategy? Old routine. A thousand deaths is not good enough for this perverted demon and should not have the privilege to do jail time at the tax payers expense. Let them put that in their budget cuts.

      Oct 10, 2012 at 8:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • The Village Elder

      Dear Ogre Magi, will you be my friend?

      Actually there is simply no punishment adequate for such a wretch…perhaps some drug that heightens self awareness. How can he live with himself?

      Oct 10, 2012 at 8:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jack E. Jett

      Sadly, shit like this goes down….every day…in every part of the world. Maybe he will live a long life with dementia. The pain he has created boggles my mind.

      Oct 10, 2012 at 10:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aidan8

      … there’s a special place in hell for this guy

      Oct 10, 2012 at 10:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ogre Magi

      @The Village Elder: In case you wonder where I got the idea from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y30LAj502mY

      Oct 11, 2012 at 1:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Randal Oulton

      >> Suddenly we’re not so jealous of Canada’s health care system.

      It’s more the immigration system I question.

      Oh, just found this:
      “South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission heard that Levin was guilty of “gross human rights abuses” including chemical castration of gay men. But after arriving in Canada in 1995 he managed to suppress public discussion of his past by threatening lawsuits against news organisations that attempted to explore it.”


      Oct 11, 2012 at 5:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Freddie27

      A modern day Dr Mengele

      Oct 11, 2012 at 11:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • lynneproc

      It is still amazing that when the Truth and Reconilation commmision here in South Africa convicted him Canada accepted him

      Oct 11, 2012 at 11:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jean

      Canada is a great, wonderful, generous almost utopian country in my book.

      But it seems to have a flaw in not weeding out some of the worst monsters from all over the world that have found a haven there. Numerous Nazis and now this monster.

      I hope there is a way to prosecute him. No court can impose the kind of punishment he deserves, but at least he can be punished.

      Dec 14, 2012 at 2:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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