Think back to your first childhood crush. Maybe it was a classmate or a friend next door. Most likely, through school and into adulthood, your affections continued to focus on others in your approximate age group. But imagine if they did not. By some estimates, 1 percent of the male
From the Czech Film Center: The feature-length documentary Daniel’s World by director Veronika Lišková takes a look at the world of the Czech paedophile community without prejudices or social stereotypes. The main figure in this tale of forbidden love and the constant struggle for self-reconciliation and for the possibility of
On Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Think Out Loud: We’ll discuss combating the stigma of pedophilia and treatment options with author Wilson Kenney, who is the clinical director at the Professional Therapeutic Community Network in Salem. And we’ll talk with an Oregon man named Gary about how he has managed his own
From the Center for Sexual Justice: A coalition of nonprofits alarmed about the gutting of patient confidentiality urges California Governor Jerry Brown to veto pending legislation that requires mental health practitioners to police their patients and report a growing list of statements to law enforcement—or face prosecution and potential jail
From CBC News Canada: Ethan Edwards, a man in his mid-50s, last year confided his deepest secret to a close friend: that he was a pedophile. “He’s happy to keep my secret,” Edwards wrote in an online chat with CBC News, too fearful of vigilantes to give out his phone
Media A Harvard University graduate/Human Rights attorney recently completed a six-week cross-country trek interviewing minor-attracted people (MAPs) — including a member of B4U-ACT’s volunteer staff — for a documentary film focusing on their day-to-day lives. The finished product will be pitched to major cable networks. Research The results of a
On CBC Radio’s Ideas with Paul Kennedy: Is pedophilia a psychiatric disorder that can be treated, or is it innate and unchangeable? We speak with ex-offenders and doctors on both sides of the debate. With B4U-ACT’s Paul Christiano. Listen to the program here.
On National Public Radio’s This American Life: There’s one group of people that is universally tarred and feathered in the United States and most of the world. We never hear from them, because they can’t identify themselves without putting their livelihoods and reputations at risk. That group is pedophiles. It
In the Toronto Star: Dr. James Cantor of CAMH has shown pedophilia is like a sexual orientation — a deep attraction that cannot change. Now, pedophiles who have never molested children are seeking social acceptance. Read the full article here.