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). Adults with this attraction are called "hebephiles" or "hebophiles." 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.
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- Hebephilia as Mental Disorder? A Historical, Cross-Cultural, Sociological, CrossSpecies, Non-Clinical Empirical, and Evolutionary Review - Bruce Rind, Richard Yuill (2012) See "Introduction" section
- 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
- SK Wurtele - Children and Youth Services Review, 2012 , Preventing the sexual exploitation of minors in youth-serving organizations
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