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Can pedophilia be cured?

There is ongoing debate among experts and the public regarding whether or not pedophilia and other minor attractions can be cured. However, despite decades of research on the topic, there has never been any conclusive evidence suggesting that a cure for pedophilia is possible . Additionally, conversion therapy is increasingly understood to be unethical and carry a high risk of harm, and many believe that the practice should be banned. Stability over time One of the first comprehensive reviews of existing research on this topic came from clinical psychologist Dr. Michael Seto's  2012 article  demonstrating that pedophilia could be classified as an age-based sexual orientation. As Seto explained, there were already several studies where researchers claimed to have weakened or eliminated pedophilic attractions in subjects through practices like masturbatory reconditioning, however, follow-up studies demonstrated that these effects could not be repr