Research Pertinent to the Boy Scouts of America Policy Change Debate


The National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) is a professional, scientific organization that offers therapeutic assistance to those who struggle with unwanted homosexuality. As an organization, NARTH disseminates educational information, conducts and collects scientific research, promotes effective therapeutic treatment, and provides referrals to those who seek our assistance.

In keeping with NARTH’s commitment to science and education, NARTH offers the following synopsis of scientific research on homosexuality that may be helpful to the national council of the Boy Scouts of America as it deliberates a change in policy that would allow homosexually-identified youth as members.

Here are the report’s first 4 subheadings:

The development of homosexuality is influenced by environment.

Premature sexual identity labeling comes with associated risks for youth.

Homosexual youth are sexually active significantly earlier than their heterosexual peers.

Early life trauma can lead to orientation confusion that calls for professional assistance.

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