A brief background: reparative therapy exists to explain why, if God hates gay people so much, they exist in the first place?
The Christian ‘reparative’ therapy group ruined the lives of untold numbers of gay people.
I have no doubt many of them would prefer that reparative therapy actually worked.
But reparative therapy is dangerous no matter how good the intentions behind it.
This reparative power is possessed by some other animals, of which the starfishes and crustacea are the most familiar instances.
If we are asked, Is such or such a disease a reparative process?
Although painful, it is nevertheless one of the reparative processes of the body, and therefore beneficial.
What has been done has been reparative, and all in the best taste.
Cartilage being a non-vascular tissue, the reparative process goes on slowly, and it may be many weeks before it is complete.
But the shock had a reparative effect; he became a good neighbor, and a convert to temperance.