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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 (generally between 11 and 14 years).[1][2] 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.[3]

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  1. What is a pedophile - Dennis Howitt
  2. 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
  3. SK Wurtele - Children and Youth Services Review, 2012 [2], Preventing the sexual exploitation of minors in youth-serving organizations

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