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Jack Drescher: Sexual Conversion Therapy


Jack Drescher, MD, joins Lorenzo Norris, MD, to talk about issues surrounding conversion therapy. Dr. Drescher is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City. In this episode he explains issues with the therapy as well as how to treat patients who have undergone this “therapy.”

In 2016, Dr. Drescher and his colleagues authored a report that reviews the history of conversion therapy and offers guidelines for government regulations as well as for other regulatory bodies.

He and his colleagues wrote that “peer-reviewed literature from multiple professional organizations, including the American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychological Association, have found no evidence that conversion therapy treatments result in changes in sexual orientation.” They also noted that there is evidence suggesting that these treatments are harmful.

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