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Hebephilia is when adults are mostly or only sexually attracted to young people from early puberty until their mid-teenage years. An adult with this attraction is called a "hebephile". The word hebephilia comes from Greek. Hebe is the Greek goddess of youth, and philia means love. Nowadays, many media reports cover hebephilic acts between female teachers and young students.[1]

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  1. SK Wurtele - Children and Youth Services Review, 2012 [1], Preventing the sexual exploitation of minors in youth-serving organizations

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