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What is pedophilia?

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People with pedophilia have fantasies, urges, or behaviors that involve illegal sexual activity with a child or children. The children involved are generally 13 or younger.

SOURCES:

Merck Manual Home Health Handbook: "Paraphilias."

Mayo Clinic: "Compulsive sexual behavior."

Medscape: "Paraphilias."

MedicineNet: "Paraphilia."

 

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 28, 2020

SOURCES:

Merck Manual Home Health Handbook: "Paraphilias."

Mayo Clinic: "Compulsive sexual behavior."

Medscape: "Paraphilias."

MedicineNet: "Paraphilia."

 

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 28, 2020

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