In a certain number of cases we succeed in developing the blighted germs of heterosexual tendencies, which are present in every homosexual; in the majority of cases it is no more possible. Furthermore, so-called treatments of homosexuality can create a setting in which prejudice and discrimination flourish, and they can be potentially harmful. Banned in four autonomies: Bergler confronted Kinsey because Kinsey thwarted the possibility of cure by presenting homosexuality as an acceptable way of life, which was the basis of the gay rights activism of the time. The study does not provide evidence, really, that gays can change. I asked him to hold onto that image and observe his bodily sensations while staying connected to me. It acknowledges the lack of scientific efficacy of treatments that attempt to change sexual orientation and highlights the harm and adverse effects of such 'therapies'.
The American Psychiatric Association also states:
Hypnosis and holy water: Russian 'cures' for gay people
In her view, it was important to pay attention to the interaction of passive and active homosexual fantasies and strivings, the original interplay of which prevented adequate identification with the father. Conversion therapy is banned in the province of Manitoba since  for minors in Ontario since for people of all ages and across all settings in the city of Vancouver since  and for minors in Nova Scotia since The bill created a Health Complaints Commissioner with increased powers to take action against groups performing conversion therapy; these powers ranging from issuing public warnings to banning them from practicing in Victoria. UK Department of Health. Biology and sexual orientationEnvironment and sexual orientationTimeline of sexual orientation and medicineand Homosexuality and psychology.
Chuck Bright wrote that refusing to endorse a procedure that "has been deemed unethical and potentially harmful by most medical and nearly every professional psychotherapy regulating body cannot be justifiably identified as prohibiting client self-determination. Supporters of SOCE focus on patient self-determination when discussing whether therapy should be available. The treatment involves four phases: The regulations are yet to be voted on. There is nothing inherently wrong or unnatural with identifying as queer.