An Alternative to Pedophilia
Comments on Malón (2012 ) and the DSM

David L. Riegel.

Dr. Agustín Malón of the University of Zaragoza, Spain, has published "Pedophilia: A Diagnosis in Search of a Disorder" in Archives of Sexual Behavior, and a full text verision is available on the author's website. This is a very in-depth scholarly analysis of the issues, camps, and methodological dilemmas surrounding "pedophilia" in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association.

An Alternative to Pedophilia is a discussion and enlargement of Malón's concepts, analyses, and logic, and addresses the concept of replacing current pedophilia/child sexual abuse paradigms with a "new beginning,"

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