The voice of Indonesian gay men who want to have heterosexual orientation

Nanang Khosim Azhari, Herni Susanti, Ice Yulia Wardani

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Objective: Some homosexuals have a strong desire to change their sexual orientation to a heterosexual one. This study attempted to understand the Indonesian gay men's motivations to change their sexual orientation. Method: Using a qualitative study desain and a snowball sampling approach, we carried out in-depth interviews with six young adult gay men living in two main cities in Indonesia. Results: We identified three major themes: (1) motivations to change sexual orientation, (2) strategies to change sexual orientation, and (3) internal and external factors related to sexual orientation change. Conclusions: This study recommends a comprehensive support from mental health services to help individuals address the sexual orientation matters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)500-504
Number of pages5
JournalEnfermeria Clinica
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • Heterosexual
  • Homosexual
  • Indonesia
  • Motivation
  • Sexual orientation


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