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Pedophilia, sexual orientation, and birth order.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9131853     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study extended research on birth order and erotic preferences by examining birth order in a sample of pedophiles. Charts of 338 pedophiles, assessed from 1980-1994 in the Behavioural Sexology Department of the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry in Toronto, were reviewed for family-demographic information. In total, 170 (57 heterosexual pedophiles, 68 homosexual pedophiles, and 45 bisexual pedophiles) of these men had sufficient sibling information to be included in the analyses. The results indicated that homosexual-bisexual pedophiles had a later birth order than heterosexual pedophiles and that this effect was primarily the result of the homosexual-bisexual group being born later among their brothers. The results extend previous findings that homosexual men, regardless of sample composition, have a later birth order than comparable groups of heterosexual men. The results also challenge some existing theories on the nature and origins of pedophilia.
Authors:
A F Bogaert; S Bezeau; M Kuban; R Blanchard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of abnormal psychology     Volume:  106     ISSN:  0021-843X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Abnorm Psychol     Publication Date:  1997 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-06-12     Completed Date:  1997-06-12     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0034461     Medline TA:  J Abnorm Psychol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  331-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Behavioral Sexology, Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Birth Order*
Bisexuality / psychology
Child
Female
Gender Identity*
Homosexuality, Male / psychology
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Pedophilia / psychology*

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