Hi folks, I want to provide an online directory of good research into sexual orientation change. I know of a few good studies but I’d be grateful if you knew about any more that you could let me know (in the comments below or send me a message). Ideally I would like links to open access copies so anyone can come and read them. Submissions should be from both sides of the argument, but addressing the key issue as to whether sexual orientation changes over a period of time. These are the good studies I’m aware of so far.
Spitzer, M.D. (2003). “Can Some Gay Men and Lesbians Change Their SexualÂ Orientation? 200 Participants Reporting a ChangeÂ from Homosexual to Heterosexual Orientation“.Â Archives of Sexual Behavior, Vol. 32, No. 5, October 2003, pp. 403â€“417
(For those who would criticise Spitzer’s paper, read this, this and this)
Stanton L. Jones & Mark A. Yarhouse. (2011). â€œA longitudinal study of attempted religiously-mediated sexual orientation change.â€Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, Volume 37, pages 404-427
Dickson N,Â Paul C,Â Herbison P. (2003). “Same-sex attraction in a birth cohort: prevalence and persistence in early adulthood.” Social Science and Medicine,Â 2003 Apr;56(8):1607-15
Kinnish,K.K., Strassberg,D.S.,&Turner,C.W. (2005).”Sex differences inÂ the flexibility of sexual orientation: A multidimensional retrospectiveÂ assessment“. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 34, 173â€“183
See summary of Kinnish et al here.
See summary of Savin-Williams and Ream here.
Diamond, Lisa M.Â (2008). “Female Bisexuality From Adolescence to Adulthood: Results From aÂ 10-Year Longitudinal Study“,Â Developmental Psychology,Â 2008, Vol. 44, No. 1, 5â€“14
Steven E. Mock â€¢ Richard P. Eibach. (2011). “Stability and Change in Sexual Orientation Identity Over a 10-YearÂ Period in Adulthood“.Â Archive of Sexual Behavior
Diamond, Lisa M. (2012). “The Desire Disorder in Research on Sexual Orientation in Women:Â Contributions of Dynamical Systems Theory.” Archive of Sexual Behavior,Â (2012) 41:73â€“83