Of course they are not the same thing but you seem to be implying that is the issue.I am not suggesting sexual urges are uncontrollable, I am suggesting that being a homosexual is not something that is controllable, don't confuse sexual urges with being homosexual, they are not the same thing.
We can't control what we are BUT we can control what we do.
When a mental disorder is treated the treatments will depend on the disorder of course BUT they all, typically, start with control of the "symptoms". ie: urges and such.
To treat a pedophile the first step is to treat the urges then you treat the cause ( be it traumatic past experience, chemical imbalance, etc).
If homosexuality and gender issues is a mental disorder ( and these seems to be more evidence pointing to that it is than evidence pointing to it being "natural), then they should be treated as such.
It should be noted that it is NOT in the best interest of the person to tell them, "It's fine, perfectly normal to feel this way, indulge yourself" and that is what is being done.
lets be fully honest here and admit that the reason is:
What harm is done?
What two (or more) consenting adults do is their business, no one is being harmed, etc, etc.
But the evidence is there that this is NOT the case.
Like any mental disorder in which the "only person being harmed is the individual", it should not diminish the serious problem that it is.
Political correctness be damned.
Let's be honest here, it is not politically correct to compare homosexuality to pedophilia in the west ( I say the west because in some cultures pedophile is acceptable) because, as the party line goes, no one is being harmed when two males or females love each other BUT someone is being harmed when pedophilia happens.
And I agree that, at least, the degree of harm is very different.
BUT, no one would argue that a pedophile doesn't need help is he/she doesn't involve themselves with a child and keeps to themselves, right?
No harm is being done to the individual BUT we would still want he/she to be treated, correct?
Because deep down we KNOW that a disorder like that, urges to do things that are NOT NATURAL, NOT in the best interest of the individual and society, needs to be treated.
The study shows that this applies to homosexuality and gender identity issues.
People that suffer from this need help, they need to be accepted as people that have a disorder and helped to become better.
In our desire to not upset the socially correct order, we are not helping people that need our help.