10 doctors weighed in:
Through aversion therapy, is it possible to convert an homosexual man to be heterosexual?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Edward Goldberg
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
6 doctors agree
In brief: No
Neither heterosexuality nor homosexuality can be "taught" or "unlearned.
" if acceptance of one's sexual preference is impossible, the next approach would be to consider what to do with the feelings. Denying them or trying to drive them away will not be effective; deciding how to act or not act on the feelings can be addressed with the help of a therapist who is experienced in the field.

In brief: No
Neither heterosexuality nor homosexuality can be "taught" or "unlearned.
" if acceptance of one's sexual preference is impossible, the next approach would be to consider what to do with the feelings. Denying them or trying to drive them away will not be effective; deciding how to act or not act on the feelings can be addressed with the help of a therapist who is experienced in the field.
Dr. Edward Goldberg
Dr. Edward Goldberg
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Dr. Henry Ng
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Despite claims made by those practicing reparative therapy for homosexuality, there is no evidence that these methods work to change underlying sexual orientation.
Many medical and psychological organizations have denounced reparative therapy as being harmful. The diagnostic and statistical manual removed homosexuality as a psychiatric disorder in 1973.

In brief: No
Despite claims made by those practicing reparative therapy for homosexuality, there is no evidence that these methods work to change underlying sexual orientation.
Many medical and psychological organizations have denounced reparative therapy as being harmful. The diagnostic and statistical manual removed homosexuality as a psychiatric disorder in 1973.
Dr. Henry Ng
Dr. Henry Ng
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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Tried Lots. Big FAIL
There is no credible evidence that aversion "therapy" - pairing aversive events or stimuli with pleasurable stimuli or events - changes anyone's sexual orientation.
(e.g. Gay individuals have been given electric shocks while shown photos/videos of attractive persons of same sex.) organizations like the american psychiatric assn concede that this amounts to torture. See: http://bit.Ly/10mjzpt.

In brief: Tried Lots. Big FAIL
There is no credible evidence that aversion "therapy" - pairing aversive events or stimuli with pleasurable stimuli or events - changes anyone's sexual orientation.
(e.g. Gay individuals have been given electric shocks while shown photos/videos of attractive persons of same sex.) organizations like the american psychiatric assn concede that this amounts to torture. See: http://bit.Ly/10mjzpt.
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Dr. Ana Adelstein
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