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Ego-dystonic sexual orientation is an ego-dystonic mental disorder characterized by having a sexual orientation or an attraction that is at odds with one's idealized self-imagecausing anxiety and a desire to change one's orientation or become more comfortable with one's sexual orientation.

It describes not innate sexual orientation itself, but a conflict between the sexual orientation one wishes to have Homosexual egodistonica the sexual orientation one actually possesses. The WHO diagnosis covers when gender identity or sexual orientation is clear, yet a patient has another behavioural or psychological disorder which makes that patient want to change it. Similarly, the American Psychological Association has officially opposed the category of ego-dystonic homosexuality since "Homosexual egodistonica" report noted that there was very little methodologically sound research on sexual orientation change efforts SOCEs and that the "results of scientifically valid research indicate that it is unlikely that individuals will be able to reduce same-sex attractions or increase other-sex sexual attractions through SOCE.

Sexual disorders are still present in the DSM Homosexual egodistonica the category of "sexual disorder not otherwise specified". When the WHO removed the diagnosis of homosexuality as a mental disorder in ICD, it included the diagnosis of ego-dystonic sexual orientation under "Psychological and behavioural disorders associated with sexual development and orientation".

The gender identity or sexual preference heterosexualhomosexualbisexualor prepubertal is not in doubt, but the individual wishes it were different because of associated psychological and behavioural disorders, Homosexual egodistonica may seek treatment in order to change it.

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