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Paedophilia

What is Paedophilia?

  • This is an example of a paraphillia, which is a sexual deviant behaviour.
  • A person with paedophilia gets sexual arousal through sexual interaction with children.
  • It is a crime of having sex with children.
  • The perpetrator may be a stranger, a person known to the child or a family member.

 

What are the effects of Paedophilia?

  • Psychological trauma to the victim and family
  • Possible injury to the child
  • Distress to the community

 

When shall one seek help?

If you are:

  • Having tendencies towards Paedophilia.
  • A victim but has not confided in anyone about it.
  • In contact with someone who may need help.

 

Whom to seek help from?

The first step is to open up and tell someone whom you trust.

  • Family
  • Friends
  • Teachers/counselors.
  • Family doctor.

Some helpful organizations are :

  • Link to government agencies
    • Ministry of Health
    • National Population and Family Development Board
    • Welfare Department
    • Ministry of Education
    • Department of Islamic Development Malaysia
       
  • Link to NGO’s
    • Befrienders
    • Malaysian Consultative Council for Buddhism Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism
    • Islamic Medical Association of Malaysia
    • Federation of Planning Associations Malaysia
    • Malaysian Medical Associations
    • Malaysian Psychiatric Associations

Do not worry. There is help for you.

 

Last Reviewed : 27 April 2012
Content Writer : Dr. Nazrila Hairizan bt. Nasir
Reviewer : Datin Dr. Hjh. Zil Falillah bt. Hj. Mohd. Said