MHAMic

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MHAMic (Male Homosexual Attraction to Minors Information Center) is a site created by Richard Kramer, Ph.D. and David White, B.Ed., M.A. to dispel myths about pederasts and pedophiles, and to demonstrate how so much of the research done on the subject is badly flawed.

[NOTE: The site is not currently being updated, and may lack commentary on recent research.]

Description of MHAMic, from the site:

What is male homosexual attraction to minors (MHAM)? How many men exhibit this attraction? What are these men like? What causes these feelings? What kinds of therapy are available?

Our goal is to make hard-to-find, reliable, scientific information widely available.


Mission statement

MHAMic’s mission is to find and make available reliable, credible, scientific information on the topic of male sexual attraction to underage boys.

Leading mental health and sexuality organizations do not provide such information to the public. In light of current public concern over men who interact sexually with minors, this lack of accessible information on the topic is striking. There is no information about pedophilia, hebephilia, or ephebophilia at the websites of the American Psychological Association, the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS), or the Kinsey Institute.

According to its website, SIECUS “provides information on all aspects of human sexuality” and helps “people of every age and background with a desperate need for clear and objective answers to their questions about sexual issues.” However, a request to SIECUS for information about attraction to minors resulted in the following response: “Thank you for contacting SIECUS. Unfortunately, we do not have any information in our library collection that addresses the issue. Did you try The Kinsey Institute?”

A similar request to the Kinsey Institute resulted in the following response: “It is true that information on this subject is very hard to find…I am sorry that we are not able to give you more information. This is indeed an understudied phenomenon, but at the present time, it is not our field of study here at the Kinsey Institute.”

A request to the American Psychological Association also failed to turn up any information, but the organization recommended we contact the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry in Toronto. A forensic psychologist at the Clarke Institute produced a short list of references. The items consisted of journal articles and out-of-print books that were inaccessible to most people.

However, a search at a large university library turned up most of the materials, and led us to other useful information. Continued research and a desire to make this information accessible eventually led us to create this website.

Richard Kramer, Ph.D. David White, B.Ed., M.A.

Subjects covered on the site

NOTE: Clicking on a link in this section (or the following section) will take you to the article on the MHAMic site.

Full bibliography

The following are links to the reviews provided on the site for each article cited.

Adams, J.K., “Court-Mandated Treatment and Required Admission of Guilt in Cases of Alleged Sexual Abuse: Professional, Ethical and Legal Issues,” * Issues In Child Abuse Accusations, vol. 9, no. 3/4, 1997.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, [THIS LINK WILL NOT FUNCTION] “Practice Parameters for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents Who Are Sexually Abusive of Others,” * Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, vol. 38, no. 12 Suppl, 1999, pp. 55S-76S.

Ames, A. & Houston, D.A., “Legal, social, and biological definitions of pedophilia,” Archives of Sexual Behavior, vol. 19, 1990, pp. 333-342.

Annon, J.S., “Misuse of Psychophysiological Arousal Measurement Data,” * Issues In Child Abuse Accusations, vol. 5, no. 1, 1993.

Beitchman, J., Zucker, K., Hood, J., DaCosta, G., & Akman, D., “A Review of the Short-Term Effects of Child Sexual Abuse,” Child Abuse and Neglect, vol. 15, 1991, pp. 537-556.

Beitchman, J., Zucker, K., Hood, J., DaCosta, G., Akman, D., & Cassavia, E., “A Review of the Long-Term Effects of Child Sexual Abuse,” Child Abuse and Neglect, vol. 16, 1992, pp. 101-118.

Bernard, F., “Pedophilia: Psychological consequences for the child,” in Constantine, L.L. & Martinson, F.M. (eds.), Children and sex: New findings, new perspectives, Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1981, pp. 189-199.

Bradford, J.M.W., Bloomberg, B.A., & Bourget, D., “The heterogeneity/homogeneity of pedophilia,” Psychiatric Journal of the University of Ottowa, v. 13, no. 4, pp. 217-226, 1988.

Bullough, E.V.L. & Bullough, B., “Problems of research into adult/child sexual interaction,” * Issues In Child Abuse Accusations, vol. 8, no. 2, 1996.

Center for Sex Offender Management, “Understanding Juvenile Sexual Offending Behavior: Emerging Research, Treatment Approaches and Management Practices,” * December 1999.

Constantine, L.L., “The effects of early sexual experiences: A review and synthesis of research”, in Constantine, L.L. & Martinson, F.M. (eds.), Children and sex: New findings, new perspectives, Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1981, pp. 217-244.

Campbell, T.W., “The Reliability and Validity of Gardner's Indicators of Pedophilia,” * Issues In Child Abuse Accusations, vol. 5, no. 3, 1993.

Campbell, T.W., “Reliable Classification vs. Idiosyncratic Opinion: A Reply to Gardner,” * Issues In Child Abuse Accusations, vol. 5, no. 3, 1993.

Council on Scientific Affairs of the American Medical Association, “Aversion therapy,” Journal of the American Medical Association, vol. 258, no. 18 (November 13), 1987, pp. 2562-2565.

Crawford, D., “Treatment approaches with pedophiles,” in Cook, M. & Howells, K. (eds.), Adult sexual interest in children, London: Academic Press, 1981, pp. 181-217.

Feierman, J., ”Introduction” and “A Biosocial Overview,” in Feierman, J. (ed.), Pedophilia: Biosocial Dimensions, New York: Springer-Verlag, 1990a, pp. 1-68.

Feierman, J., ”Human Erotic Age Orientation: A Conclusion,” in Feierman, J. (ed.), Pedophilia: Biosocial Dimensions, New York: Springer-Verlag, 1990b, pp. 552-565.

Fergusson, D.M. & Mullen, P.E., “Childhood sexual abuse: An evidence based perspective,” Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications, 1999.

Finkelhor, D., “What’s wrong with sex between adults and children?” American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, vol. 49, 1979, pp. 692-697.

Fog, A., “Paraphilias and Therapy,” Nordisk Sexologi, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 236-242, 1992.

Freund, K., “Assessment of pedophilia,” in Cook, M. & Howells, K. (eds.), Adult sexual interest in children, London: Academic Press, 1981, pp. 139-179.

Freund, K. & Kuban, M., “Toward a testable developmental model of pedophilia: The development of erotic age preference,” Child Abuse & Neglect, vol. 17, 1993, pp. 315-324.

Fromuth, M.E. & Burkhart, B.R., “Long-term psychological correlates of childhood sexual abuse in two samples of college men,” Child Abuse & Neglect, Vol. 13, 533-542, 1989.

Gardner, R.A., “Response to Campbell's 'The Reliability and Validity of Gardner's Indicators of Pedophilia,'” * Issues In Child Abuse Accusations, vol. 5, no. 3, 1993.

Garland, R.J. & Dougher, M.J., “The abused/abuser hypothesis of child sexual abuse: A critical review of theory and research,” in Feierman, J. (ed.), Pedophilia: Biosocial Dimensions, New York: Springer-Verlag, 1990, pp. 488-509.

Gieles, F.E.J., “Helping people with pedophilic feelings,” Lecture at the World Congress of Sexology, Paris, June 2001.

Green, R., “Is pedophilia a mental disorder?” , Archives of Sexual Behavior, vol. 31, no. 6, 2002, pp. 467-471.

Hall, G.C.N., Theory-based assessment, treatment, and prevention of sexual aggression , New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.

Hall, G.C.N., Hirschman, R., & Oliver, L.L., “Sexual Arousal and Arousability to Pedophilic Stimuli in a Community Sample of Normal Men,” Behavior Therapy, Vol. 26, 1995, pp. 681-694.

Halleck, S.L., “Editorial: The ethics of anti-androgen therapy,” American Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 138, no. 5 (May 1981), pp. 642-643.

Haugaard, J.J., “The challenge of defining child sexual abuse,” American Psychologist, vol. 55, no. 9, 2000, pp. 1036-1039.

Haugaard, J.J. & Emery, R.E., “Methodological issues in child sexual abuse research,” Child Abuse & Neglect, vol. 13, 1989, pp. 89-100.

Howells, K., “Adult sexual interest in children: Considerations relevant to theories of aetiology,” in Cook, M. & Howells, K. (eds.), Adult sexual interest in children, London: Academic Press, 1981, pp. 55-94.

Ingram, M., “Participating victims: A study of sexual offenses with boys,” in Constantine, L.L. & Martinson, F.M. (eds.), Children and sex: New findings, new perspectives, Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1981, pp. 177-187.

Jones, G., “The Study of Intergenerational Intimacy in North America: Beyond Politics and Pedophilia,” Journal of Homosexuality, Vol. 20, Numbers 1-2, 1990, pp. 275-295.

Kilpatrick, A., “Childhood Sexual Experiences: Problems and Issues in Studying Long-Range Effects,” Journal of Sex Research, Vol. 23, No. 2, 1987, pp.173-196.

Langevin, R., Sexual strands: Understanding and treating sexual anomalies in men , Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum, 1983.

Lee, F., “All fall down,” * Issues In Child Abuse Accusations, vol. 3, no. 1, 1991.

Leinwand, S.N., “Aversion therapy: Punishment as treatment and treatment as cruel and unusual punishment,” Southern California Law Review, vol. 49, no. 4 (May), 1976, pp. 880-983.

Li, C.K., “Adult sexual experiences with children,” in Li, C.K., West, D.J., & Woodhouse, T.P., Children’s sexual encounters with adults, London: Duckworth, 1990a, pp. 139-316.

Li, C.K., “Some Case Studies of Adult Sexual Experiences with Children,” Journal of Homosexuality, Vol. 20, Numbers 1-2, 1990b, pp. 129-144.

Maletzky, B., Treating the sexual offender , Newbury Park, California: Sage Publications, 1991.

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McConaghy, N., “Unresolved issues in scientific sexology,” Archives of Sexual Behavior, vol. 28, no. 4, 1999, pp. 285-318.

Meston, C.M., Heiman, J.R., & Trapnell, P.D., “The relation between early abuse and adult sexuality,” Journal of Sex Research, vol. 36, no. 4, 1999, pp. 385-395.

Miller, J.G., “On Mitigating Professional Arrogance in the Treatment of Sex Offenders,” * Medicine and Law, vol. 11, 1992, pp.485-491. (National Center for Institutions and Alternatives)

Ney, P., Fung, T., & Wickett, A.R., “The worst combinations of child abuse and neglect,” Child Abuse and Neglect, v. 18, no. 9, 1994, pp. 705-714.

Oellerich, T.D., “Child Sexual Abuse: Is the Routine Provision of Psychotherapy Warranted?” ,* Issues In Child Abuse Accusations, vol. 11, no. 1, 2001.

Okami, P., “Sociopolitical Biases in the Contemporary Scientific Literature on Adult Human Sexual Behavior with Children and Adolescents,” in Feierman, J. (ed.), Pedophilia: Biosocial Dimensions, New York: Springer-Verlag, 1990, pp. 91-121.

Okami, P. & Goldberg, A., “Personality Correlates of Pedophilia: Are They Reliable Indicators?”, Journal of Sex Research, Vol. 29, No. 3, 1992, pp. 297-328.

Rind, B. & Tromovitch, P., “A Meta-Analytic Review of Findings from National Samples on Psychological Correlates of Child Sexual Abuse,” Journal of Sex Research, vol. 34, no.3, 1997 pp. 237-255.

Rind, B., Tromovitch, P., & Bauserman, R., “A meta-analytic examination of assumed properties of child sexual abuse using college samples,” Psychological Bulletin, vol. 124, no. 1, 1998, pp. 22-53.

Sandfort, T., Boys on their contacts with men: A study of sexually expressed friendships , New York: Global Academic Publishers, 1987.

Savin-Williams, R., And Then I Became Gay: Young Men's Stories , New York: Routledge, 1998.

Schmidt, G., “The Dilemma of the Male Pedophile,” Archives of Sexual Behavior, vol. 31, no. 6, 2002, pp. 473-477.

Smiljanich, K. & Briere, J., “Self-reported sexual interest in children: Sex differences and psychosocial correlates in a university sample,” Violence & Victims, vol. 11, no. 1, 1996, pp. 39-50.

Tindall, R., “The Male Adolescent Involved With a Pederast Becomes an Adult,“ Journal of Homosexuality, vol. 3, no. 4, 1978, pp. 373-382.

Tsang, D.C., “Policing ‘perversion’,” Journal of Homosexuality, vol. 28, nos. 3-4, 1995, pp. 397-426.

U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services Administration on Children, Youth, and Families, “Child Maltreatment 1999,” * Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2001.

Van Naerssen, A., “Man-Boy Lovers: Assessment, Counseling, and Psychotherapy,” Journal of Homosexuality, vol. 20, nos. 1-2, 1990, pp. 175-188.

Van Zessen, G., “A Model for Group Counseling with Male Pedophiles,” Journal of Homosexuality, vol. 20, nos. 1-2, 1990, pp. 189-198.

Virkkunen, M., “The child as participating victim,” in Cook, M. & Howells, K. (eds.), Adult sexual interest in children, London: Academic Press, 1981, pp. 121-134.

West, D.J., “Boys and Sexual Abuse: An English Opinion,” Archives of Sexual Behavior, vol. 27, no. 6, 1998, pp. 539-559.

West, D.J. & Woodhouse, T.P., “Sexual encounters between boys and adults,” in Li, C.K., West, D.J., & Woodhouse, T.P., Children’s sexual encounters with adults, London: Duckworth, pp. 3-137, 1990.

Wilson, G. & Cox, D., The Child-Lovers: A Study of Paedophiles in Society , London: Peter Owen Publishers, 1983.

Wolf, T.L. & Campbell, T.W., “Effective Treatment for Children in Cases of Extrafamilial Sexual Abuse,” * Issues In Child Abuse Accusations, vol. 6, no. 4, 1994.

*offsite articles [not on MHAMic site]

External links

  • http://www.mhamic.org/
  • NOTE: The site is often off-line or unavailable due to the illegal -- and unethical -- website attacks by forces opposed to the airing of reliable, factual, well-documented information about pedophiles and BoyLovers. An archived version of the web site is available at the following link, if the main site is not available:
http://web.archive.org/web/20140401111504/http://www.mhamic.org/