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  Pedophilia - Definition, Description, Causes and symptoms, Demographics, Diagnosis, Treatments, Prognosis, Prevention
Pedophilia is also a psychosexual disorder in which the fantasy or actual act of engaging in sexual activity with prepubertal children is the preferred or exclusive means of achieving sexual excitement and gratification.
Pedophilia is one of the more common paraphilias; the large worldwide market for child pornography suggests that it is more frequent in the general population than prison statistics would indicate.
A diagnosis of pedophilia cannot be assigned to an individual in late adolescence (age 17 to 19) who is involved in an ongoing sexual relationship with a 12- or 13-year-old person.
www.minddisorders.com /Ob-Ps/Pedophilia.html   (0 words)

  Pedophilia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pedophilia, paedophilia, or pædophilia (see spelling differences), is the paraphilia of being sexually attracted primarily or exclusively to pre-pubescent children.
Those who have committed sexual crimes against children, but do not meet the normal diagnosis criteria for pedophilia, are referred to as situational, opportunistic, or regressed offenders, whereas offenders primarily attracted toward children are called structured, preferential, or fixated pedophiles, as their orientation is fixed by the structure of their personality.
These terms are used in contrast with pedophilia; however pedophilia is sometimes used more broadly in the western world to describe both ephebophilia and attraction to younger children, that is, any person younger than the legal age of consent.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pedophilia   (2489 words)

 Psychology Today's Diagnosis Dictionary: Pedophilia
Pedophilia is considered a paraphilia, an "abnormal or unnatural attraction." Pedophilia is defined as the fantasy or act of sexual activity with prepubescent children.
The causes of pedophilia (and other paraphilias) are not known.
There is some evidence that pedophilia may run in families, though it is unclear whether this stems from genetics or learned behavior.
www.psychologytoday.com /conditions/pedophilia.html   (952 words)

In medicine, pedophilia, or paedophilia/pædophilia is sexual attraction of an adult to prepubescent children.
In common usage, pedophilia or underage sex is sexual attraction and sexual acts towards children generally, including adolescents who are far beyond a prepubescent level of physical and psychological development.
Pedophilia is not a legal category or term, and although the acts pedophiles desire to carry out are crimes, these crimes are not legally referred to as "pedophilia".
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/pe/Pedophile.html   (482 words)

 Medem: Medical Library: Fact Sheet: Pedophilia
Pedophilia is categorized in the DSM-IV as one of several paraphiliac mental disorders.
Except when pedophilia also is associated with sexual sadism, the individual may be kind and attentive to the child's needs in order to gain his or her affection, interest and loyalty, and also to prevent the child from reporting the sexual activity.
Pedophilia is almost always seen in males and is seldom diagnosed in females.
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 The Roots of Pedophilia
Studies have consistently shown that pedophilia is associated with anomic states (war, famine, epidemics) and with major life crises (failure, relocation, infidelity of spouse, separation, divorce, unemployment, bankruptcy, illness, death of the offender's nearest and dearest).
Pedophilia is to some extent a culture-bound syndrome, defined as it is by the chronological age of the child involved.
Pedophilia is a common and socially-condoned practice in certain tribal societies and isolated communities (the Island of Pitcairn).
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 Pedophilia in Paraphilias and Sexual Disorders at ALLPSYCH Online
A large percentage of individuals with this disorder were sexually abused as children, although the vast majority of adults who were abused do not develop pedophilia or pedophilic behaviors.
There is also those who argue pedophilia results from feelings of inadequacy with same age peers, and therefore a transfer of sexual urges to children.
This disorder is characterized by either intense sexually arousing fantasies, urges, or behaviors involving sexual activity with a prepubescent child (typically age 13 or younger).
allpsych.com /disorders/paraphilias/pedophilia.html   (0 words)

 10 Myths about Preistly Pedophilia
Pedophilia (the sexual abuse of a prepubescent child) among priests is extremely rare, affecting only 0.3% of the entire population of clergy.
Pedophilia is a particular type of compulsive sexual disorder in which an adult (man or woman) abuses prepubescent children.
By this time, pedophilia was recognized as a disorder that could not be cured, and a problem that was becoming more prevalent due to the increase of pornography.
www.catholiceducation.org /articles/facts/fm0011.html   (2155 words)

The Pope condemns pedophilia as a grevious sin, and a cause of grave scandal.
Pedophilia refers to sexual desire for little children, pre-pubescent children.
Both pedophilia and ephebophilia are sins, are crimes, and there has to be zero tolerance for both in the priesthood.
www.saintmarynb.org /pedophilia.htm   (1230 words)

 Pedophilia Information on Healthline
Pedophilia is one of the more common paraphilias; the large worldwide market for child pornography suggests
Together with voyeurismand exhibitionism, pedophilia is one of the three paraphilias most commonly leading to arrest by the police.
In the earliest stages of behavior modificationtherapy, pedophiles may be narrowly viewed as being attracted to inappropriate persons.
www.healthline.com /galecontent/pedophilia?utm_term=pedophilia&utm_medium=mw&utm_campaign=article   (0 words)

 Pedophilia treatment is available but scarce -- stigma a big hurdle
The scandal involving former Rep. Mark Foley's solicitations of a Capitol page points to the difficulty of diagnosing and treating adults who are tempted to act out their sexual fantasies involving children, mental health and law enforcement experts said Tuesday.
Undiagnosed or untreated mental illness is a common thread in pedophilia and violence against children.
Through no fault of his own, the person with pedophilia discovers who he is attracted to.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2006/10/04/MNGI9LHUQ91.DTL&type=printable   (0 words)

 All about Pedophiles and Child Molesters by Mark Gado
Pedophilia, which is a psychological disorder, is a distinct sexual preference for pre-pubescent children.
Pedophilia is a psychological disorder that does not require, and usually does not involve, a criminal act.
Maintaining access to children at all costs is one of the defining trademarks of pedophilia, which will be discussed later.
www.crimelibrary.com /criminal_mind/psychology/pedophiles   (0 words)

 Definition of pedophilia - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
Learn more about "pedophilia" and related topics at Britannica.com
Find more about "pedophilia" instantly with Live Search
See a map of "pedophilia" in the Visual Thesaurus
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 Explaining Pedophilia
The biggest misunderstanding many people have is that pedophilia and homosexuality are one and the same.
They are also the ones who try to justify their sexual preference, arguing that pedophilia should be "normalized," just like homosexuality has been.
Mental health professionals agree that pedophilia should never be considered normal, because it is truly a disease.
www.webmd.com /sex-relationships/features/explaining-pedophilia   (0 words)

 Fears Grow Over Academic Efforts to Normalize Pedophilia -- 07/10/2003
But in his 1999 article "Harming the Little Ones: The Effects of Pedophilia on Children," Timothy Dailey, senior analyst for cultural studies with the Family Research Council, chronicled the APA's treatment of pedophilia in the DSM and compares it to the APA evolution of homosexuality.
Sprigg said it was "inevitable" that redefining pedophilia as not being a mental disorder would pave the way for greater social and legal acceptance of that behavior.
But Linda Nicolosi, publications director for the National Association for Research and Therapy for Homosexuality, warned that the concept of mental illness "is not and cannot" be a strictly "scientific" matter, such as a broken leg.
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 Accuracy In Media - Media Monitor - The Homosexual Link To Pedophilia
Pitts presented the Reverend Jim Morris of a homosexual Catholic group called "Dignity," who assured the audience that homosexual priests are not prone to abuse kids.
As Pitts reported, "Homosexuality and pedophilia, he says, are not related." A homosexual activist was supposed to be an objective source of information.
The expert who was missing from the CBS News report was Dr. Timothy Daily of the Family Research Council, who has written about a definite link between homosexuality and child abuse.
www.aim.org /publications/media_monitor/2002/12/18.html   (804 words)

 "Pedophilia Chic" Reconsidered
To most people, the very word "pedophilia" summons forth a preternatural degree of horror and revulsion; and the criminal law that reflects those reactions has consistently treated the sexual molestation of minors as a serious and eminently punishable offense.
Perhaps this "pedophilia chic," I guessed then, was simply "the last gasp of a nihilism that has exhausted itself by chasing down every other avenue of liberation, only to find one last roadblock still manned by the bourgeoisie."
Even more telling, if nihilism and nihilism alone were the explanation for public attempts to legitimize sex with boy children, then we would expect the appearance of related attempts to legitimize sex with girl children; and these we manifestly do not see.
www.weeklystandard.com /Content/Public/Articles/000/000/001/329pdstm.asp   (658 words)

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 Sean Hannity Discussion - Republican Pedophilia: A long but distinguished list
Although republicans pretend the Foley debacle is an anomaly and are desperate to blame Democrats for it, the fact of the matter is republicans have a long history of this beastly behavior:
Hey flakey fits for ya, After reading your laundry list of repulicans mis doings it dawned on me you must have way too much time on your hands.
So if you wanted to actually be taken seriously you would work up a list of dems that have done such crimes as well.
www.hannity.com /forum/printthread.php?t=91768&page=8&pp=10   (647 words)

Pedophilia is running rampant, not only in the US but all over the world.
Children are being sexually exploited by a pedophile at the rate of 1 out of 6 boys before the age of 16 and 1 out of 3 girls before the age of 18 (1 out of 4 before the age of 14).
If you have something to say or would like to report a suspicious site, please, feel free to use the "Stop Pedophilia" message board.
www.webistry.net /jan/pedo.html   (898 words)

 Pedophilia (child molestation) Information on MedicineNet.com
Despite -- or perhaps because of -- all the headlines surrounding the case, as well as lurid accounts of child molestation in the Catholic Church, many people still don't understand what this mental illness is all about.
They are also the ones who try to justify their sexual preference, arguing that pedophilia should be "normalized," just like homosexuality has been.
Mental health professionals agree that pedophilia should never be considered normal, because it is truly a disease.
www.medicinenet.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=51182&page=1   (1692 words)

 Talk:Pedophilia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pedophilia is not synonomous with child molestation (pedophilia being a subcategory of child molestation).
Since advocacy for pedophilia is the goal of the childlove movement, and since the content was well-covered there, I've moved the majority of the "Advocacy" section from here to there.
Pedophilia, when referring to child sexual offenders, is not a colloquialism as it has been used in formal literature, and in fact some researchers disapprove of the APA's definition and believe the sole criterion should be whether or not one has committed child sexual abuse.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Pedophilia   (13569 words)

 priestly pedophilia
Pedophilia (the sexual abuse of a prepubescent child) among priests is extremely rare, affecting only 0.3 percent of the entire population of clergy.
Pedophilia is a particular type of compulsive sexual disorder in which an adult (man or woman) abuses prepubescent children.
Although exclusive pedophilia (adult attraction to prepubescent children) is an extreme and rare phenomenon, one third of homosexual men are attracted to teenage boys (Jenkins, Priests and Pedophilia).
www.catholicherald.com /eddesk/02ed/10myths.htm   (2150 words)

 Pedophilia - Uncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Intercourse with a person over 18 whose judgement is impaired by permanent brain damage, drunkenness, and/or mental retardation, but not age, is morally acceptable because those factors are relative and lack sharp boundaries between their different stages of impairment (unlike age).
Pedophilia has been around for as long as adults have been around to be molested, but was most prevalent when people usually died before turning 20, making the mental inferiority of adults very hard to notice.
For example, Edgar Allen Poe was made the victim of pedophilia at age 27 when his 13-year-old cousin tricked him into marrying her.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Pedophilia   (1223 words)

This is because 'pedophilia' isn't just a grown-up's word, but, in many cases, is a grown-up's problem.
Pedophilia is very difficult for many people to comprehend.
If we could regard children as people with their own feelings, who have minds of their own and are not anyone else's possessions, then perhaps pedophilia would seem less of a threat.
www.ipce.info /library_3/files/psvg_81_en.htm   (4713 words)

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