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Not all minor attracted people are abusers. When we use the word "pedophilia" to describe child sexual abuse, that's a conflation. 

– Melissa Fabello, Ph.D.

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I welcome individuals who experience attractions towards minors. I personally prefer the term Minor Attracted Person (MAP), because it is less stigmatizing than the often misused and misunderstood term pedophile.


I believe that minor attraction is in many cases not a choice, but a sexual orientation. I understand the complexities and challenges surrounding this issue and provide a safe and non-judgmental environment where we can explore your feelings, develop strategies for integrating these attractions, and ensure the safety and well-being of yourself and others.

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