Originally Posted By: victor-victim
here is an important document from
the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).
the DSM is the standard classification of mental disorders used by mental health professionals in the United States and contains a listing of diagnostic criteria for every psychiatric disorder recognized by the U.S. healthcare system. the American Psychiatric Association.

* http://www.dsm5.org/Documents/13-67-DSM-Correction-103113.pdf
* http://www.dsm5.org/Documents/Paraphilic%20Disorders%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf

"In the case of pedophilic disorder, the diagnostic criteria essentially remained the same as in DSM-IV-TR. Only the disorder name was changed from “pedophilia” to “pedophilic disorder” to maintain consistency with the chapter’s other disorder listings.
“Sexual orientation” is not a term used in the diagnostic criteria for pedophilic disorder and its use in the DSM-5 text discussion is an error and should read “sexual interest.” In fact, APA considers pedophilic disorder a “paraphilia,” not a “sexual orientation.” This error will be corrected in the electronic version of DSM-5 and the next printing of the manual.
APA stands firmly behind efforts to criminally prosecute those who sexually abuse and exploit children and adolescents. We also support continued efforts to develop treatments for those with pedophilic disorder with the goal of preventing future acts of abuse.

"I am now going to turn from matters that apply to all the paraphilias to my proposal for one specific paraphilia, which is presently called pedophilia. The first thing you will notice is that I have proposed changing the name of the entity from Pedophilia to Pedohebephilic Disorder. You will, of course, want to know the meaning of the word “Pedohebephilic.” This is a compound of two words: pedophilic and hebephilic. Pedophilia, as classically defined by Krafft-Ebing and as still defined in the DSM, denotes sexual attraction to prepubescent children. The word hebephilia, which was coined in the 1950’s, denotes sexual attraction to pubescent children."

LETTER FROM American Psychiatric Association

"We do not support the "normalization" or decriminalization of any form of sexual relations between adults and children.
Such behavior must remain criminal and punishable to the full extent of the law.
It is the position of the Association that sexual activity between children and adults should never be considered or labeled as harmless or acceptable.
Furthermore, it is the position of the Association that children cannot consent to sexual activity with adults.

research sources: trigger warnings
* http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletter...bout-pedophilia
* http://psychology.ucdavis.edu/rainbow/html/facts_molestation.html
* http://www.b4uact.org/science/symp/2011/speaker/Breslow_abstract.pdf
* http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/jan/03/paedophilia-bringing-dark-desires-light
* http://www.jaapl.org/content/39/2/242.full.pdf
* http://www.b4uact.org/science/symp/2011/speaker/Berlin_abstract.pdf
* http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2011/12/4440/
* http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/articles/psychopathology-and-personality-traits-pedophiles
* http://www.b4uact.org/ref/Kramer-20101030.pdf
* http://www.b4uact.org/science/symp/2011/speaker/Sorrentino_abstract.pdf
* http://www.jaapl.org/content/39/1/78.full.pdf
* http://www.neontommy.com/news/2013/10/pedophilia-sexual-orientation
* http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/20...rientation.html
* http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthroc...a-to-be-normal/
* http://individual.utoronto.ca/ray_blanchard/index_files/WAS_DSM.html
* http://individual.utoronto.ca/ray_blanchard/index_files/EPES.html
* http://afa.net/Media/PressRelease.aspx?id=2147540542
* http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/20...le-hangout.html
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KN0MkiGZvY
* http://dailycaller.com/2011/08/15/conference-aims-to-normalize-pedophilia/
* http://articles.latimes.com/2013/jan/14/local/la-me-pedophiles-20130115
* http://www.b4uact.org/science/symp/2011/speaker/Kramer_abstract.pdf
* http://www.b4uact.org/science/symp/2011/Proceedings.pdf
* http://www.b4uact.org/science/symp/2011/proceedings.htm
* http://www.charismanews.com/us/41597-pedophilia-not-classified-as-sexual-orientation-afa-mistaken
* http://www.b4uact.org/ref/APA-2000-DSM4TR-pedophilia.pdf
* http://www.ipce.info/library_3/rbt/metaana.pdf
* http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10508-008-9399-9
* http://b4uact.org/

Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights

Universite de Montreal professor, Dr. Hubert Van Gijseghem, tells Members that pedophilia is a sexual orientation just like heterosexuality or homosexuality.
* http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?DocId=4959361