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Hebephilia is when adults are mostly or only sexually attracted to people from early puberty until their mid-teenage years (generally between 11 and 14 years).[1] Adults with this attraction are called "hebephiles" or "hebophiles."[2] The word hebephilia comes from Greek: Hebe is the Greek goddess of youth, and philia means love. These days, many media reports cover hebephilic acts between female teachers and young students.[3]

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  1. Hebephilia as Mental Disorder? A Historical, Cross-Cultural, Sociological, CrossSpecies, Non-Clinical Empirical, and Evolutionary Review - Bruce Rind, Richard Yuill (2012)[1] See "Introduction" section
  2. Danni, Kristin A., and Gary D. Hampe. "An analysis of predictors of child sex offender types using presentence investigation reports." International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology 44.4 (2000): 490-504
  3. SK Wurtele - Children and Youth Services Review, 2012 [2], Preventing the sexual exploitation of minors in youth-serving organizations