Conversion/Reparative Therapy Is An Inhumane Process

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Conversion/Reparative therapy is an inhumane process where often someone who is homosexual will be manipulated into thinking that they are heterosexual. Most will refer to it as “praying the gay away” which is actually part of the sessions, however it gets much more abusive than that. A type of therapy that our next Vice President, Mike Pence, funds is called electroshock conversion therapy, where you’re basically “shocking the gay away.” A lot of times, clients who go through these forms of therapy never feel “cured” from their sexuality, and actually may have developed trauma-induced mental disorders due to the abuse and manipulation these so-called “therapists” put them through. At this point, how can we get anymore inhumane? First, this…show more content…
Johnson Nicolosi, believe that conversion therapy is actually effective in changing people’s sexual attraction from the same sex to the opposite sex. They are convinced that homosexual people who aren’t accepting of themselves seek out help to “convert” that. The truth is, someone who is unaccepting just needs time. We live in a world where being different is frowned upon and it’s often that our parents influence our views. In most cases, a homosexual teenager who is raised by religious parents will grow up thinking being gay is a sin, because that’s what the bible says. This idea is often referred to as internalized homophobia, and from interviewing several people; it’s a common thing for teens and people in general to feel. In fact, a study in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing states, “family acceptance of LGBT youth predicts positive outcomes in mental health, self esteem, and overall health status.” Basically saying that without acceptance of others, it’s hard for one to accept…show more content…
Sure, there are some people who switch around sexual orientations, and that’s perfectly fine, although this doesn’t require a therapist’s help. No one in this world is going to just have attraction to the same sex without feeling like that’s who they are, because again, it’s frowned upon in today’s society. Yes, society has lighten up on their hatred towards the LGBT+ community, but it’s still not a thing people just choose like they choose chocolate cake over vanilla. A major issue with those who think conversion therapy is effective is that they believe being homosexual is a choice. While science has yet to find a specific gene that makes someone gay, there is proof that it is indeed, not a choice. “For instance, a 2014 study in the journal, Psychological Medicine, showed that a gene on the X chromosome (one of the sex chromosomes) called Xq28 and a gene on chromosome 8 seem to be found in higher prevalence in men who are
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