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Brave new love: The threat of high-tech “conversion” therapy and the bio-oppression of sexual minorities

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Our understanding of the neurochemical bases of human love and attachment, as well as of the genetic, epigenetic, hormonal, and experiential factors that conspire to shape an individual's sexual orientation, is increasing exponentially. This research raises the vexing possibility that we may one day be equipped to modify such variables directly, allowing for the creation of "high-tech" conversion therapies or other suspect interventions. In this article, we discuss the ethics surrounding such...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1080/21507740.2013.863242

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
Kellogg College
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Author
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0000-0001-5636-5402
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
St Cross College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-1691-6403
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Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
AJOB Neuroscience Journal website
Volume:
5
Issue:
1
Pages:
4-12
Publication date:
2014-01-30
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EISSN:
2150-7759
ISSN:
2150-7740
Pmid:
24587962
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
450198
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pubs:450198
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2022-02-21

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