Stigmatization of People With Pedophilia: A Blind Spot in Stigma Research

  title={Stigmatization of People With Pedophilia: A Blind Spot in Stigma Research},
  author={Sara A Jahnke and Juergen Hoyer},
  journal={International Journal of Sexual Health},
  pages={169 - 184}
  • S. Jahnke, J. Hoyer
  • Published 23 April 2013
  • Psychology
  • International Journal of Sexual Health
ABSTRACT. Stigmatization restricts people's opportunities in life and has severe consequences on mental health and psychological well-being. This article focuses on stigmatization research on pedophilia. Based on an extensive literature search, it reviews studies that have empirically determined lay theories, stereotypes, prejudices, and discrimination against people with pedophilia, as well as the effect of stigma on this group. The review reveals a scarcity of empirical studies on the subject… 
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