Conversion therapy

pseudoscientific or religious attempt to convert gender or sexual orientation

Conversion therapy is treatment to change a person from homosexual to heterosexual. Such treatments have been criticized for being a form of pseudoscience. Conversion therapy has been controversial in some countries, including the United States.[1]

The American Psychiatric Association has criticized the treatments. They say the treatments are unreliable.[2]

The highest-profile contemporary supporters for conversion therapy are Christian fundamentalists and other religious organizations. This therapy has been ridiculed by critics as "pray the gay away".

Use of the therapy on minors is not allowed in New Jersey,[3] California and Washington D.C..

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Therapies Focused on Attempts". American Psychiatric Association. Archived from the original on 2011-04-07. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  2. Youth in the Crosshairs (PDF) (Report). National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 6, 2015. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  3. "Gay Conversion Therapy: What You Should Know". Live Science. Retrieved April 8, 2015.