DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for pedophilia

Pedophilia [DOID:13351]

As a medical diagnosis, pedophilia (or paedophilia) is defined as a psychiatric disorder in adults or late adolescents (persons age 16 or older) typically characterized by a primary or exclusive sexual interest in prepubescent children (generally age 13 years or younger, though onset of puberty may vary). The child must be at least five years younger than the adolescent (16 or older) to be termed pedophilia.

Synonyms:  pedophilia,  DOID:13351,  Paedophilia