Researcher Apologizes For Study Of Gay Therapy

A prominent retired psychiatrist is apologizing to the gay community for a decade-old study that concluded some gay people can go straight through what's called reparative therapy.

Dr. Robert L. Spitzer, who worked at Columbia University, now says he no longer believes his work showed that.

For the study, Spitzer had interviewed 200 people who'd claimed some degree of change.

In a letter to a journal that published his work, Spitzer says the "fatal flaw" is that there is no way to judge the credibility of their accounts.


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