First of all, do you realize that the National post is about as credible a source as a pile of mud on the ground?
Second, do you realize all of the inherent ethical dilemmas in regards to conversion therapy for anyone in regards to anything?
Thirdly, the article itself says that the study was “deeply flawed”
Fourthly, If he beleives there is no evidence pedophilia cannot be altered, he has clearly never read the overwhelming majority of researched studies on the subject.
Fifthly, If he is going to say the problem is because of recidivism, how about addressing the fact that most sex offenders do not get to see a treatment provider outside of a correctional institution? Increasing access to these resources would decrease re-offense drastically.
Sixthly, In regards to “teaching” adults how to feel aroused to pornography of adult women, that is hokus. As someone who has gone through sex offender treatment as a juvenile, one of the first things I learned is that such practices are less likely to function on adults, people whose brains have fully developed and have a lower plasticity, making them harder to change.
Lastly, as far as I can tell, the medications he is talking about in the articles are androgen blockers and SSRI’s. As someone who was on both at the same time (I am transgender, on hormones, and got an SSRI for my depression) All I have to say is this; while I was on both medications that should have had me chemically castrated, I had a much harder time managing my sexual urges and with how far my mental health deteriorated I was at an extremely high risk to re-offend. I lost my job, got a parole violation for looking at cam-girls, went back to juvy for 6-and-a-half months, got off of my medications, and voila, as soon as the meds were out of my system I had an easier time managing my urges.