Media reports regarding the APA sexual orientation and therapy report

In addition to the separate posts on the topic, here is some additional coverage. If time permits, I may add a comment or two of opinion to them.USA TodayChristianity TodayWorld MagazineMother JonesAP Radio NetworkAssociated PressLos Angeles TimesSouthern VoiceThe AdvocateCitizenlink, Day 1Citizenlink, Day 2Washington Times … [Read more...]

CBN reports on APA report

The Christian Broadcasting Network reports this morning on the APA task force findings.UPDATE: The video now does not reflect the news report linked above. … [Read more...]

APA sexual orientation task force report: Analysis

Earlier today, the American Psychological Association governing board received the report of the Task Force on Appropriate Therapeutic Response to Sexual Orientation. The report and press release were embargoed until now. With this post, I want to comment on the paper and recommendations made by the Task Force.Generally, I believe the paper to be a high quality report of the evidence regarding sexual orientation and therapy. The authors of the paper (see this post for the new release which … [Read more...]

Press release: APA Task Force on Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation Report

The APA released the report from the Task Force on Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation today. This post is the APA press release, I also have an analysis of the report and another post coming with press reports.APA PRESS RELEASEAugust 5, 2009Contact: Kim Mills(202) 336-6048 until Aug. 5(416) 585-3800 – Aug. 5-9--------------------------------------------------------------------------------INSUFFICIENT EVIDENCE THAT SEXUAL ORIENTATION CHANGE EFFORTS W … [Read more...]

Psychiatric Bulletin publishes David Fergusson editorial on mental health and abortion

I posted extensively on the APA Task Force on Mental Health and Abortion in August, including comments from New Zealand researcher David Fergusson. This month, the Psychiatric Bulletin published an editorial by Dr. Fergusson.The editorial supports the recent Royal College of Psychiatrists' statement regarding abortion and mental health.Fergusson's editorial notes the contrast between a RCP statements in 1994 and 2008. The 1994 view was that no relationship existed between abortion and … [Read more...]

David Fergusson reacts to the APA Mental Health and Abortion task force report

I asked New Zealand researcher, David Fergusson, about the APA Mental Health and Abortion task force report out today. He was one of 20 reviewers who commented extensively on the draft report. I specifically asked him what he thought of this statement from Task Force chair, Brenda Major in a Reuter's report:"The best scientific evidence published indicates that among adult women who have an unplanned pregnancy, the relative risk of mental health problems is no greater if they have a single … [Read more...]

Wall Street Journal previews APA Mental Health and Abortion task force report

Today's Wall Street Journal's Stephanie Simon has an article regarding the APA Mental Health and Abortion Task Force. Titled "New Front on the Abortion Battle," the article previews the APA committee's report due to be considered tomorrow (Wed. 8/13/08).The article begins:For decades, the cultural battle over abortion has been about what goes on inside a woman's womb. But more and more, the focus is shifting to what goes on inside her head.Activists on both sides are awaiting a … [Read more...]


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