Banned in four autonomies: In addition to the lack of empirical support for the claim that sexual orientation can be changed, empirical evidence indicates that attempts at changing sexual orientation can be harmful. Gonsiorek criticized their study on several grounds inpointing out that while Masters and Johnson stated that their patients were screened for major psychopathology or severe neurosis, they did not explain how this screening was performed, or how the motivation of the patients to change was assessed. The American Psychiatric Association's official web site notes that: On 3 Julythe UK Government announced it would work towards a total ban on conversion therapy across medical, non-medical, and religious settings. Psychiatrist Robert Spitzer, a member of the APA's Committee on Nomenclature, played an important role in the events that led to this decision. But then again, we are not excluding the possibility of a later relapse for any of them unless they die "straight".
Namespaces Page Talk. At age New York has been at the forefront of acceptance and equality for the LGBTQ community for decades — and today we are continuing that legacy and leading by example. Haldeman concludes that it is likely that, rather than converting or reverting gay people to heterosexuality, Masters and Johnson only strengthened heterosexual responsiveness in people who were already bisexual.
I believe I owe the gay community an apology for my study making unproven claims of the efficacy of reparative therapy.