Moving toward prevention: encouraging men with a sexual interest in children to seek treatment before offending
The Sexual Behaviours Clinic is seeing an increasing number of people who are seeking treatment for a sexual interest in children before ever acting on this interest. Unfortunately, many people are unaware that this treatment exists or how to access it. The goal of this study is to help men with a sexual interest in children get access to treatment before committing a sexual offence against a child, as well as gain a better understanding of people who have a sexual interest in children but have never acted on this interest. The study involves completing a questionnaire package at two time-points (first appointment and six months later), which will take between 1 to 1.5 hours. During the first appointment, participants will also be given options for receiving assessment and treatment in the Sexual Behaviours Clinic; these options are completely voluntary and are not required to participate in the study.
18 and over
The Royal's Institute of Mental Health Research, affiliated with the University of Ottawa
Forensic Research Unit
1145 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON
Dr. J. Paul Fedoroff, MD, Director, Sexual Behaviours Clinic
For more information or to participate in the study, please visit our website and use the website’s anonymous messaging system to contact the research team: www.sexualbehavioursclinic.ca