Is There Familial Transmission of Pedophilia?

  title={Is There Familial Transmission of Pedophilia?},
  author={Gary R. Gaffney and Stacey Lurie and Fred S. Berlin},
  journal={The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease},
A naturalistic, double-blind, family history comparison of sexual deviancy in the first degree relatives of inpatients with pedophilia and nonpedophilic paraphilia was done. Both proband groups were similar in demographic characteristics, except that pedophiles had a later onset of illness and were older during hospitalization. All patients were men. Sexual deviancy was found in 18.5 per cent of the families of paraphiliacs; only 3 per cent of a psychiatric control group had a family member… 
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