The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force has described the recent support for sexual orientation change efforts as "the Christian Right repackag[ing] its anti-gay campaign in kinder, gentler terms. But many lesbian, gay, and bisexual teens who come out to their friends and families are fully accepted by them and their communities. One possible explanation for why it is, they say, is that the same genetic factors also give a reproductive advantage to straight people who have them. In Augustthe California State Legislature approved legislation prohibiting mental health providers from engaging in sexual orientation change efforts with minors, which Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on September 29, There have been reports that teenagers have been forcibly treated with conversion therapy on other occasions. Conversion therapy became an issue during the postal survey that led to the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Australia.
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No one fully understands exactly what determines a person's sexual orientation, but it is likely explained by a variety of biological and genetic factors. You may experiment to see what makes you comfortable and happy. People with a sexual relationship disorder have difficulty forming or maintaining a relationship because of their sexual orientation. Lesbian denotes a homosexual woman.
Indeed, such interventions are ethically suspect because they can be harmful to the psychological well-being of those who attempt them; clinical observations and self-reports indicate that many individuals who unsuccessfully attempt to change their sexual orientation experience considerable psychological distress.