Fear of children
|Fear of children|
|Other names||Pedophobia, paedophobia|
Fear of children, occasionally called pedophobia, is fear triggered by the presence or thinking of
The fear of children has been diagnosed and treated by psychiatrists, with studies examining the effects of multiple forms of treatment. Studies have identified the fear of children as a factor affecting biological conception in humans.
One author suggests that the cause of the fear of children in
One report suggests that the source of current trends in the fear of children have a specific source:
Sociologists have situated "contemporary fears about children and childhood" as "contributing to the ongoing social construction of childhood", suggesting that "generational power relations, in which children's lives are bounded by adult surveillance" affect many aspects of society.