How do you determine which ones are controllable and which ones are not, what is your yard stick that you measure this against?
You aren't suggesting that sexual urges are uncontrollable, are you?
They used to treat schizophrenia with exorcisms and then later we locked them up untreated in institutions. Just because our current understanding is where it is, does not mean we are not doing more harm than good. We may well find in the future that our understanding of it changes, it may well not be treatable if it turns out that it is not a mental illness or disorder. Medical history is littered with mistreatment and harmful practices due to ignorance, ideology and religious dogma. Sadly I think this will be one of those cases that go down in history as a medical embarrassment, I feel more though for the innocent people that this may harm along the way.
That doesn't even begin to address what I wrote.
That schizophrenia was treated that way BEFORE we knew what it was, has ZERO to do with how we treat something that we KNOW what it is.
We know what Homosexuality is and, from what evidence we currently have, it resembles a mental disorder and ignoring THAT FACT, is NOT in the best interest of the person suffering from the disorder.
I feel for your concern about the people that could be harmed along the way with misdiagnosed mental disorders.
The fact is, that is what seems to be happening RIGHT NOW with how homosexuality and gender identity issues are being treated ( or not) right now.
Imagine, if you well, 10 years from now when/if we get definitive proof that it is a mental disorder and can be treated, what do you say to ALL those that suffered when we just decided to accept it because it is politically correct to do so?
No one is suggesting electroshock therapy or anything like that, what is being suggested is that it should be treated as a disorder, since the evidence points to that, and that people should get the help they need.