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Psychiatrist who treated patients for their homosexuality had sex with male patients in his office

Psychiatrist who treated patients for their homosexuality had sex with male patients in his office

He also engaged in mutual masturbation and oral sex with two male patients on different occasions during therapy sessions, and once had anal intercourse with one of them in his office, the committee found.

Iscove testified in his own defence, and the discipline panel noted that he studied and applied the theories of Dr. Edmund Bergler, a psychoanalyst who theorized on homosexuality in the 1950s.

The discipline panel found Iscove tried to “soften the effect of these passages, but in the end, endorsed or at least accepted them.”

“The sexual activity subsequently progressed to Dr. Iscove removing his penis from his trousers, then Patient A doing the same,” the panel wrote.

The two began engaging in sexual activity around 2007, the panel wrote.

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