Conversion therapy is treatment to change a person from homosexual to heterosexual. Such treatments have been criticized for being a form of pseudoscience. Conversion therapy has been controversial in some countries, including the United States.
The highest-profile contemporary supporters for conversion therapy are Christian fundamentalists and other religious organizations. This therapy has been ridiculed by critics as "pray the gay away".
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- Youth in the Crosshairs (PDF) (Report). National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
- "Gay Conversion Therapy: What You Should Know". Live Science. Retrieved April 8, 2015.