Minor Physical Anomalies as a Window into the Prenatal Origins of Pedophilia

  title={Minor Physical Anomalies as a Window into the Prenatal Origins of Pedophilia},
  author={Fiona Dyshniku and Michelle Murray and Rachel L Fazio and A. Lykins and J. Cantor},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  • Fiona Dyshniku, Michelle Murray, +2 authors J. Cantor
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Archives of Sexual Behavior
  • Evidence is steadily accumulating to support a neurodevelopmental basis for pedophilia. This includes increased incidence of non-right-handedness, which is a result primarily of prenatal neural development and solidified very early in life. Minor physical anomalies (MPAs; superficial deviations from typical morphological development, such as un-detached earlobes) also develop only prenatally, suggesting them as another potential marker of atypical physiological development during the prenatal… CONTINUE READING
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