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Tackling paedophilia: psychologists open doors for those seeking help


Sexual crimes against minors is a punishable offence under The Protection of Children From Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

Over the last four years, at least 300 people with suspected paedophilic tendencies have reached out for counselling support on an online portal, and another 30 have contacted counsellors through a network of psychologists and psychiatrists based in Mumbai and Pune.

Two psychologists in Mumbai, and four in Pune are slowly trying to expand training amongst experts on treatment of this disorder.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) terms paedophilia as a mental disorder, with patients suffering from persistent sexual interest in children ...


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