Even if you could, why would you?

According to an article appearing in BMC Psychiatry, 4% of British psychiatrists say that if a patient asked to be “cured” of homosexuality, they would try to do so. And 17% of psychiatrists state that they have previously helped a patient to reduce same-sex attraction. (I almost wrote “tried to help,” but that’s not how it’s worded in the abstract. Perhaps they actually think they were successful.)

In light of the spotted legacy of homosexuality and psychiatric diagnosis, I suppose you could spin this positively and say that we’ve come a long way — 96% of British psychiatrists know better. Still…

(H/T to Scientific American.)