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Can Child Abuse Lead To Adult Paedophilia?

Paedophilia is the sexual attraction of adults to prepubescent children.

Research into paedophilia is hindered by the fact that most paedophiles, for reasons it is unnecessary for me to elucidate, do not declare themselves openly and volunteer to be subjects of research studies. Because of this, research tends to be restricted to those who have been identified because they have been convicted of a related crime. As such, the paedophiles who have been studied are a non-representative

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Can Child Abuse Lead to the Later Adult Development of Paedophilia?

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Introduction : some research into the phenomenon of paedophilia :

In the UK, the popular media seems to be obsessed and hysterical in relation to the subject of paedophilia. But what does the research tell us? For example, can, as is commonly assumed by the general public, child abuse make it more likely that the individual who suffered it later develops paedophilic tendencies as an adult?

The term ‘paedophile’ is often incorrectly used, but, in fact, refers to an individual who

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