An 1814 American medical text showing British English spellings that were still in use ("tumours", "colour", "centres", etc.).
Martin van Maële's print Francion 15

Pedophilia is termed pedophilic disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), and the manual defines it as a paraphilia involving intense and recurrent sexual urges towards and fantasies about prepubescent children that have either been acted upon or which cause the person with the attraction distress or interpersonal difficulty.

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An 1814 American medical text showing British English spellings that were still in use ("tumours", "colour", "centres", etc.).

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DSM-5

2013 update to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the taxonomic and diagnostic tool published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA).

2013 update to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the taxonomic and diagnostic tool published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA).

Changes in the DSM-5 include the reconceptualization of Asperger syndrome from a distinct disorder to an autism spectrum disorder; the elimination of subtypes of schizophrenia; the deletion of the "bereavement exclusion" for depressive disorders; the renaming of gender identity disorder to gender dysphoria; the inclusion of binge eating disorder as a discrete eating disorder; the renaming and reconceptualization of paraphilias, now called paraphilic disorders; the removal of the five-axis system; and the splitting of disorders not otherwise specified into other specified disorders and unspecified disorders.

A distinction is made between paraphilic behaviors, or paraphilias, and paraphilic disorders. All criteria sets were changed to add the word disorder to all of the paraphilias, for example, pedophilic disorder is listed instead of pedophilia. There is no change in the basic diagnostic structure since DSM-III-R; however, people now must meet both qualitative (criterion A) and negative consequences (criterion B) criteria to be diagnosed with a paraphilic disorder. Otherwise they have a paraphilia (and no diagnosis).

Havelock Ellis, a pioneering figure in the movement towards sexual emancipation in the late 19th century

Sexology

Scientific study of human sexuality, including human sexual interests, behaviors, and functions.

Scientific study of human sexuality, including human sexual interests, behaviors, and functions.

Havelock Ellis, a pioneering figure in the movement towards sexual emancipation in the late 19th century
Hirschfeld's books were burned by the Nazis in Berlin for being "un-German".
Sigmund Freud
Magnus Hirschfeld
Alfred Kinsey

Topics of study include sexual development (puberty), sexual orientation, gender identity, sexual relationships, sexual activities, paraphilias, and atypical sexual interests.

The device was designed to provide an objective measurement of sexual arousal in males and is currently used in the assessment of pedophilia and hebephilia.

Blanchard in 2008

Ray Blanchard

Blanchard in 2008

Ray Milton Blanchard (born October 9, 1945 ) is an American-Canadian sexologist, best known for his research studies on transsexualism, pedophilia and sexual orientation.

Blanchard has also published research studies on phallometry and several paraphilias, including autoerotic asphyxia.

Stenciled hands at the Cueva de las Manos in Argentina. Left hands make up over 90% of the artwork, demonstrating the prevalence of right-handedness

Handedness

Individual's preferential use of one hand, known as the dominant hand, due to it being stronger, faster or better in dexterity.

Individual's preferential use of one hand, known as the dominant hand, due to it being stronger, faster or better in dexterity.

Stenciled hands at the Cueva de las Manos in Argentina. Left hands make up over 90% of the artwork, demonstrating the prevalence of right-handedness
Michael Vick, a left-handed American football quarterback, winds up to throw the ball to his teammate

Paraphilias (atypical sexual interests) have also been linked to higher rates of left-handedness.

Greater rates of left-handedness have also been documented among pedophiles.

Left: A hormone feedback loop in a female adult. (1) Follicle-Stimulating Hormone, (2) Luteinizing Hormone, (3) Progesterone, (4) Estradiol. Right: Auxin transport from leaves to roots in Arabidopsis thaliana

Leuprorelin

Manufactured version of a hormone used to treat prostate cancer, breast cancer, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and early puberty, to perform chemical castration of violent sex offenders, or as part of transgender hormone therapy.

Manufactured version of a hormone used to treat prostate cancer, breast cancer, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and early puberty, to perform chemical castration of violent sex offenders, or as part of transgender hormone therapy.

Left: A hormone feedback loop in a female adult. (1) Follicle-Stimulating Hormone, (2) Luteinizing Hormone, (3) Progesterone, (4) Estradiol. Right: Auxin transport from leaves to roots in Arabidopsis thaliana

It is considered a possible treatment for paraphilias.

Leuprorelin has been tested as a treatment for reducing sexual urges in pedophiles and other cases of paraphilia.

A medical illustration by Sharaf ad-Din depicting an operation for castration, c. 1466

Chemical castration

Castration via anaphrodisiac drugs, whether to reduce libido and sexual activity, to treat cancer, or otherwise.

Castration via anaphrodisiac drugs, whether to reduce libido and sexual activity, to treat cancer, or otherwise.

A medical illustration by Sharaf ad-Din depicting an operation for castration, c. 1466

In 2016, the Indonesian President Joko Widodo introduced a presidential regulation (Government Regulation in Lieu of Law No.1/2016) to allow chemical castration to be handed down as a punishment to child sex offenders and pedophiles.

In the 1960s, German physicians used antiandrogens as a treatment for sexual paraphilia.

Bicalutamide, a nonsteroidal antiandrogen and the most widely used androgen receptor antagonist in the treatment of prostate cancer.

Antiandrogen

Antiandrogens, also known as androgen antagonists or testosterone blockers, are a class of drugs that prevent androgens like testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT) from mediating their biological effects in the body.

Antiandrogens, also known as androgen antagonists or testosterone blockers, are a class of drugs that prevent androgens like testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT) from mediating their biological effects in the body.

Bicalutamide, a nonsteroidal antiandrogen and the most widely used androgen receptor antagonist in the treatment of prostate cancer.
Estradiol and testosterone levels following a single intramuscular injection of 320 mg polyestradiol phosphate, a polymeric estradiol ester and prodrug, in men with prostate cancer.
Testosterone and luteinizing hormone levels with 100 mg/day oral cyproterone acetate in men.

In men, antiandrogens are used in the treatment of prostate cancer, enlarged prostate, scalp hair loss, overly high sex drive, unusual and problematic sexual urges, and early puberty.

In accordance, antiandrogens are used in the treatment of conditions of sexual deviance such as hypersexuality (excessively high sex drive) and paraphilias (atypical and sometimes societally unacceptable sexual interests) like pedophilia (sexual attraction to children).