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Conversion Therapy Research

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Below you can find citations of research on conversion therapy, its ineffectiveness and catastrophic consequences.

A. Lee Beckstead, Can We Change Sexual Orientation?,  Archives of Sexual Behavior, 41 (2012).

American Medical Association, H-160.991 Health Care Needs of the Homosexual Population (1991).

American Psychological Association, Resolution on Appropriate Affirmative Responses to Sexual Orientation Distress and Change Efforts (2009).

Ariel Shidlo & Michael Schroeder, Sexual Conversion Therapy: Ethical, Clinical, and Research Perspectives, 135-50 (2002).

Caitlin Ryan et al., Family Acceptance in Adolescence and the Health of LGBT Young Adults, J. C. Adol. Psych. Nurs., 23, 205-13 (Nov. 2010).

Caitlin Ryan, et al., Family Rejection as a Predictor of Negative Health Outcomes in White and Latino Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Young Adults, PEDIATRICS.

D. Haldeman, Gay rights, patient rights: The implications of sexual orientation conversion therapy. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 33 (3), 260­264, (2002).

David Jenkins & Lon Johnston Unethical treatment of gay and lesbian people with conversion therapy. Families in Society, 85 (4), 557­561, (2004).

Jennifer Medicus, Practice Parameter on Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual Sexual Orientation, Gender Nonconformity, and Gender Discordance in Children and Adolescents, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY, 51 (9), 957-74 (2012).

Jessica Horner, Undoing the Damage: Working with LGBT Clients in Post-Conversion Therapy, Columbia Social Work Review.

National Committee on Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Issues, “Reparative” and “conversion” therapies for lesbians and gay men, Washington, DC: National Association of Social Workers, (2000).

Pitcherskaia v. I.N.S., 118 F.3d 641 (9th Cir. 1997).World Health Organization, “Therapies” to change sexual orientation lack medical justification and threaten health (May 2012).