Sexual Reorientation Therapy and the Etiology of Homosexuality The etiology or causes of homosexuality are fraught with misunderstanding. While there exists diversity in opinion in the field of psychiatric research and medicine, the controversy that exists among the general public often encourages much more heated and passionate debates. Given the complex nature of our understanding of sexuality, and homosexuality in particular, news items involving those that purport the ability to “treat” the affliction of homosexuality, or “cure” gayness typically generate a significant amount of both attention and debate, as well as various emotional, political, and social responses from different groups. In the article, Can gays be ‘cured’?...The end:
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