Evidence for heritability of adult men's sexual interest in youth under age 16 from a population-based extended twin design.

@article{Alanko2013EvidenceFH,
  title={Evidence for heritability of adult men's sexual interest in youth under age 16 from a population-based extended twin design.},
  author={K. Alanko and B. Salo and A. Mokros and P. Santtila},
  journal={The journal of sexual medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={
          1090-9
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Sexual interest in children resembles sexual gender orientation in terms of early onset and stability across the life span. Although a genetic component to sexual interest in children seems possible, no research has addressed this question to date. Prior research showing familial transmission of pedophilia remains inconclusive about shared environmental or genetic factors. Studies from the domains of sexual orientation and sexually problematic behavior among children pointed toward… Expand
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