When did it become malpractice to try to cure someone of being gay?
You can't 'cure' someone of being gay ! It's NOT an illness - it'sa hard-wired state of mind.
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No. Homosexuality is not a disease, so it cannot be cured. It isperfectly normal for some people, just as heterosexuality is forothers. Some people will say that prayer, sport… or other thingswill 'cure' it; they are wrong. Answer Homosexuality can not be cured. It is not adisease. Your sexuality can not be changed, whether you're gay, bi,straight, or whatever else. Answer Change of sexuality can NOT occur. Prayer, exercise, therapy, evenexorcism will not change your sexuality, and will only cause harmto your self esteem. Some people claim to be "ex-gays", however,these people people are still gay and may become celibate, or theywant to believe it so badly that they'll fool their own feelings.(often marrying a someone of the opposite sex, but still secretlyattracted to people of the same sex). Being gay is not a disease so there can not be a 'cure' for it. Ifyou are gay, accept it and move on with your life.
Most scientists researching this question are seeing their researchpointing to at least a biological if not genetic origin of sexualorientation. This evidence is increasingly …showing that sexualorientation, whether gay, straight, or bisexual, is probably setvery early on--if not in the womb or at conception. In other words,sexual orientation is inborn. Now, many people--particularly people who are opposed tohomosexuality on especially religious grounds--reject this theory,saying that there are a lot of examples of people who were gay whohave been "cured" and "made straight" through various kinds of"therapy," whether psychological or religious. However, it is important to remember that the AmericanPsychological Association (the national organization ofprofessional psychologists) does not take up when or how sexualorientation is determined but it does say that there is nothinginherently wrong or unhealthy with non-straight sexualorientations; the APA further considers therapy meant to "cure"homosexuality to be at most ineffective and at worst extremelyharmful to the health of people who have same-sex attraction or aregay. This kind of therapy is part of what is called the "ex-gay"movement, but it is important to note that there have been scandalsin recent years of supposedly "cured" gay people being caught ingay bars or engaging in gay relationships, and the largest ex-gayorganization in Great Britain actually disbanded a few years agobecause they realized they were having no success in curingpeople--slowly coming to the realization that sexual orientationcannot be changed. Now, people who believe that sexual orientation can be changed areusually confusing homosexuality and heterosexuality with bisexuality; obviously someone who is bisexual can besexually attracted to people of either sex, or conditioned ortaught to seek out relationships or sexual experiences with onlythe opposite sex. However, truly heterosexual and truly homosexualpeople cannot truly change their sexual orientation; atbest, they can become celibate (avoiding sex), which isnot the same thing as changing one's inborn sexualorientation. More and more research will be done in this area inthe next decade, and it is likely that one or more biological orgenetic sources of sexual orientation will be found. However, it issafe to say that sexual orientation is at least inborn and notsomething chosen or mutable. It's simply the way someone is born. The only way is to be gay is to be born that way. There is no wayto become gay. It is currently agreed among the majority of psychologists,geneticists, biologists, physiologists, sociologists and otherscientists that you do not "become" homosexual, heterosexual, orbisexual, you are born that way. It is not something that can bechanged at will. We are predisposed genetically to bephysiologically attracted to men or to women, regardless of our owngender, it is not a choice and not something wrong with you. Thisinformation is based upon scientific study. There are religious opinions and beliefs that vary from this, butthe consensus and conclusions among scientists and medicalprofessionals is currently that you are born with your sexualorientation already established. If that is true, then one doesn't"become" gay, any more than one "becomes" straight. Generally, you are who you are. Many knew very early in life thatthey were not straight. Trying to tell you the exact moment I knewI was gay would be like a straight guy telling you when he knew heliked girls. If you're straight, ask yourself: "When did I know Iliked people of the opposite sex?". Chances are you can't give adefinitive answer, or if you can, it was probably pretty early onin your life. There are people who don't acknowledge their orientation untillater in life, usually because of society's pressure to "conform".That's less common now than it was in the past, but it stillhappens, especially if the person either thinks that theirfamily/friends would disapprove, or if they themselves have somesort of negative feelings towards gay/lesbian people. It may seemto others that when this type of person "comes out", that they've"become gay". They haven't, they've just acknowledged a part ofthem that existed long before they accepted it themselves. An answer from a nurse: Take it from someone with medical training: no one consciouslychooses their sexual orientation any more than they choose theireye color. Contrary to the statement "Similar to how the urge to kill is notdestiny, the urge to have any particular type of sex is not either.Courts never condemn anyone for any leaning towards whateveraction, just what they do," there is no comparison or commonalitybetween murder (or any crime dealt with by the courts) and aperson's sexual orientation. That implication is not appropriate. Suppression and denial are also not appropriate, and evenattempting them causes mental and emotional conflicts that are veryunhealthy, even physically. Using "therapy" to undo your inherent*orientation has no basis in medicine, the sciences of psychology,psychiatry, anatomy nor physiology, and is disproved to thesatisfaction of most medical professionals and those objectively studied in the subjects. Humans cannot decide what arouses them sexually. Having sexuallibido is built in as much as is hunger,it is an instinct*; somewhat of a human"destiny"*, if you choose that terminology. Sexual attraction is avery powerful and natural feeling and is deeply imbedded in mostall animals, including humans, as it is innate* for survival ofanimals. If you believe in a higher power as I do, it is also surely adesign of the creator of everything in all the differentmanifestations that exist . Sexual activity is an importantaspect of human life and sexuality is completely normal andhealthy, regardless of what gender arouses your libido. It isinherent* to human life and we do not choose what engages ourlibido. . Definitions/synonyms: Merriam-Webster definition of instinct: "A largely inheritable and unalterable tendency of an organism tomake a complex and specific response to environmental stimuliwithout involving reason." Merriam-Webster synonyms for inherent: "Built-in, constitutional,constitutive, essential, hardwired, immanent, inborn, inbred,indigenous, ingrain, ingrained ( also engrained), innate,integral, intrinsic, native, natural, in one's blood." Merriam-Webster definition of innate: "Existing in, belonging to, or determined by factors present in anindividual from birth : native, inborn< innate behavior>" Merriam-Webster definition of destiny: "A predetermined course of events often held to be an irresistiblepower or agency." Answer: Human sexuality is very complicated, and the majority of people areneither completely heterosexual or completely homosexual, even ifthey don't acknowledge it, or try to repress it. Human sexualitycan be measured on a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being completely straight,10 being completely gay, and 5 being completely bisexual. Someone who is a 2 or a 3 (mostly straight, but with somehomosexual feelings) might never act on these feelings -- or evenacknowledge that they have them -- until they are, say, 33 yearsold. Or 46 years old. And then all of a sudden, they meet someoneof the same sex whom they really click with, and they enter into arelationship with that person. It's not that they became gay. They are simply acting on their feelings for the first time.And if and when that relationship ends, they may very well go backto heterosexual relationships. Or, someone might be completely gay, or almost completely gay --say, an 8 or 9 or 10 -- but have spent their entire lives in severedenial. Eventually, they may come to terms with their sexuality,and decide to come out of the closet (for example, a married manleaving his wife for another man). Again, it's not that they aresuddenly gay. They are just coming to terms with themselves. There is no way to artificially manufacture homosexual feelings (inother words, you cannot "get gay" or make yourself gay). Nor canyou eliminate these feelings or will them away (in other words, youcan't make yourself straight). You can repress the thoughts anddesires, but you can't make them go away completely. Contrary to what some people might believe, people do not becomegay because they were molested when they were children. This mythis often used to purport the claim that homosexuals are likely tobe child molesters themselves. This is absolutely, 100% NOT true.Pedophilia and homosexuality are two completely separatethings. In fact, the words "homosexual" and "heterosexual" can'treally be meaningfully applied to many pedophiles. To put itsimply, child molesters are aroused by children, not bymen or women. See the Related Link below for more information.Becoming gay is not a specific act of volition. Rather it is a partof our personality or mental identity. Nor does it always manifestitself from the start. Many people have started life in a straightrelationship and discovered later that they were unhappy. It ispart of the voyage of discovery we all make in finding out who weare, our likes and dislikes are purely personal, nor can we explainthem all. Some like sweet foods others savoury and, likehomosexuality, you cannot tell just by looking who has whichpreference, nor can the individual claim the preference will alwaysremain the same.
Can a child become gay if they are straight? No. You are born gay or you are not. Some people don't realize it until later on life, but there is no "switching back and forth."…
No. Sexual orientation is something that is fixed at an early age,possibly birth. Being gay is just as natural as being straight.
Somewhere around 5-10% of all human populations is gay.
Ignore stupid people. If it is a friend or family member just tell them you're not. If it is a girlfriend or spouse explain you're not then kiss them like they'll never forget… to prove it.
You could always ask them. If not, find someone cute of their same sex and be like "They're pretty cute, don't ya think?" Or check their body gestures and the way they tal…k. You'll know. If you said something concerning homosexual people and he gets offended.... You should ask them "If they were a guy and or girl who would they sleep with?" and if they answer then they may be a suspect.
Believe it or not, there are homophobic gay people. ("Homophobia" is an irrational fear of homosexuals or homosexual sex.) Some of us learn to hate or fear homosexuals long be…fore we realize we're one of them. It's an awful place to be, and a mental health professional can be a lot of help.
There's no "cure" for being gay, because it's not an illness. Competent counseling from a mental health professional can help a gay person to come to terms with it all. (Any m…ental health "professional" who claims to "cure" homosexuality is either incompetent or a fraud.)
You don't become gay, it's more like a realization. You can realize it in 1st grade or ten years into a marriage. Basically, you can find out you're gay (or lesbian or bisex…ual or transgender) whenever.
Most people with chlamydia are fertile after treatment. However, if you were infertile before, treatment is not likely to change that. The exception is that a few men infected… with chlamydia in the testicles have a decrease in sperm count and quality that gradually improves after treatment.
Nothing except politely asking them to stop. Do not try and handle the problem yourself. Tell someone about it. Document what they say. The time, date, and location. If they p…ersist, go to the police and show them your logs, and try to get a restraining order or court order of some kind, harassment is illegal and they can get in a lot of trouble for this, even if it doesn't seem like a big deal. This may seem a bit extreme, and you may not want to hurt them, but it may be necessary depending on the degree of harassment.
This seems to be a wish-fulfillment dream, reflecting what the dreamer wants to happen. It has no predictive power.
yes! you can, you can become whatever race you like after that :)
Being gay is not an illness, so it has no cure. It is a natural,healthy, sexual orientation.
If the scope of practice included the curing of that disease andthe doctor did not follow through, then yes. It would be consideredat as negligence and for a health profession…al that is part ofmalpractice.
You can only cure something if something is wrong. Being gay is not wrong. All YOU can do is figure out how to be a parent and love your sonfor who he is. You need to support…, accept, and nurture him in hissexuality and life just as you would if he was straight. -------------- Gay "cure" therapy is one of the most harmful and ineffectivepseudo-medicine practices. It does not work, and the only lastingeffect on the person affected is a highly increased chance of selfharm and suicide. If you love your son, you will get to know him onhis own terms, and not even think about hurting him via any sort offake "cure."