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  • 1. Pedophilia
    • “ love of children”
    • By: Shayna Levenson
  • 2. Textbook Definition
    • Pedophilia is a psychosexual illness and paraphilia that is associated with the thought or act of having sexual relations with children who usually have not yet reached puberty as an adult
  • 3. What is a pedophile? common misconceptions common misconceptions
    • NOT ALL PEDOPHILES ARE CHILD MOLESTERS-> a pedophile can simply have desires for children they do not act on, while child molesters have committed a crime against the law by engaging in sexual activities with children
    • NOT ALL PEDOPHILES ARE MEN-> society is less likely to chastise women for being technical pedophiles because it is seen as more consentual or a right of passage for the abused male
    • PEDOPHILES ARE NOT GENERALLY VIOLENT-> few brutally rape or kill their victims but rather lure them in
  • 4. Severity of Acts
    • There is a wide range of acts a pedophile can commit ranging in the harm caused to the child
    • For example, it can be as innocent as petting the child’s hair
    • Then there is masturbating while holding the child or encouraging the child to touch his own genitals
    • The more extreme end of the spectrum is anal, oral, or vaginal penetration
  • 5. What causes the nature of a pedophile? (nature) of a pedophile? (nature)
    • The most popular theory involves males having an excess of the testosterone hormone causing odd sexual behaviors
    • Pedophilia is often linked with impulse control disorders such as OCD, and it is general knowledge that low serotonin levels cause such diseases-> a pattern of low serotonin is found in pedophiles
  • 6. What causes the nature of a pedophile? (nurture) of a pedophile? (nurture)
    • Environment plays a key role pertaining to why an individual may be more likely to become a pedophile
    • A popular theory is the “victim to abuser” cycle-> in this case the pedophile is often abused or assaulted as a child and then as an effort to gain back control and a new identity, becomes the abuser
  • 7. Pedophiles in society
    • Hard to measure pedophiles in society because the only known ones are those criminally convicted
    • Often pedophiles are known to have personality disorders
    • Among the most common are narcissism, sociopathic, and anti-social personality disorders
    • Studies have shown pedophiles have a predominantly lower intelligence level and are largely left-handed
  • 8. Pharmacological Treatment
    • Main goal of the pharmaceuticals are to suppress levels of testosterone, therefore, lowering urges and desires towards children
    • Drawback is the drugs are very expensive ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 dollars a year
    • Also take three to ten months to actually kick in
  • 9. Psychotherapy
    • Both group and individual therapy is employed
    • Main goal is to prevent further child molestations in the future than to “cure” the person of their pedophilia-> decrease urges
  • 10. Steps to Therapy
    • Step 1: have patient realize his distortions and denial regarding the children-> have them stop making excuses for what happened
    • Step 2: empathy training
    • Step 3: training to control any sexual urges or impulses
    • Step 4: training to prevent any relapses
  • 11. Castration
    • In extreme cases, some pedophiles will opt for castration-> surgical removal of the testicles so no sperm can be created
    • The problem is the pedophile can take hormones and molest a child again so it doesn’t correctly stop the urges
  • 12. Overview of Treatment
    • A pedophile has to want to control his urges in order for any type of therapy to work
    • The importance is not to change the ways of the pedophile but protect any future children from being molested
    • Most affective way to treat pedophile is to combine pharmacological drugs with psychotherapy
  • 13. Video
    • http://www.bizarro.us/sick/pedophile_gives_interview.html

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