Are all child molesters pedophiles?

Diagnosis of Pedophilia

As a medical diagnosis, pedophilia or paedophilia is a psychiatric disorder in persons 16 years of age or older typically characterized by a primary or exclusive sexual interest toward prepubescent children (generally age 11 years or younger, though specific diagnosis criteria for the disorder extends the cut-off point for prepubescence to age 13). An adolescent who is 16 years of age or older must be at least five years older than the prepubescent child before the attraction can be diagnosed as pedophilia.,

The term has a range of definitions, as found in psychiatry, psychology, the vernacular, and law enforcement. The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) defines pedophilia as a "disorder of adult personality and behaviour" in which there is a sexual preference for children of prepubertal or early pubertal age. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), it is a paraphilia in which adults or adolescents 16 years of age or older have intense and recurrent sexual urges towards and fantasies about prepubescent children that they have either acted on or which cause them distress or interpersonal difficulty.

In the book "Broken Taboo:Sex In the Family" Blair and Rita Justice state that their research indicates only 5% of the men who molest their own daughters are actually pedophiles. So do not call Incestuous Fathers pedophile because 95% of Incestuous Fathers are not pedophiles. Back to Home Page











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The common uaage of the term Pedophle for anyone who has done anything sexual with a child is incorrect.

Unless he is obcessed with a child or children as sexual objects he is NOT A PEDOPHILE.

My preference was to have sex with my wife. But she made herself unavailable. If my daughter had not propositioned me, I never would have molested her.

That does not make it her fault. The adult is ALWAYS the responsible person when adult-child sex happens.














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