Safiye Tozdan

Safiye Tozdan
University Medical Center Hamburg - Eppendorf · Institute for Sex Research and Forensic Psychiatry

PhD

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Research on women with sexual interest in children (SIC) is still rare. Especially little is known about women’s own theories about the cause of their SIC, their experiences with disclosure, non-disclosure, and professional help. We therefore aimed at investigating women with SIC using a qualitative research approach. We provided women with SIC wit...
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Zusammenfassung Hintergrund Bei sexuellem Kindesmissbrauch wird in der Regel an einen männlichen Täter gedacht. Frauen, die Kinder sexuell missbrauchen, stellen in unserer Gesellschaft immer noch ein Tabuthema dar. Täter:innentypologien können ein wichtiges Hilfsmittel darstellen, um zu verbesserten Interventionsmaßnahmen, Rehabilitationsleistunge...
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Little research has examined adult women’s sexual interest in children, particularly in non-forensic samples. We aimed to describe characteristics of women with sexual interest in children by recruiting 52 women (mean age: 33.2 years) who have a self-identified sexual interest in children under the age of 14 years into an anonymous online self-repo...
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Some therapists/scientists argue that “acceptance” of sexual interest in minors (SIM), i.e., the integration of the sexual preference into the individual self-concept, is a prerequisite for dealing with SIM in a responsible way. However, if one assumes that – even in some persons – SIM might change over time, “acceptance” could also run counter to...
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Zusammenfassung Hintergrund Die negativen Auswirkungen von sexueller Gewalt auf die Gesundheit sind im vergangenen Jahrzehnt weltweit erneut stark in den gesundheitspolitischen Fokus gerückt. Bislang fehlen für Deutschland bevölkerungsrepräsentative Daten, auf deren Basis die Lebenszeitprävalenz für unterschiedliche Altersgruppen sowie spezifische...
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Introduction Studies on characteristics of self-referred men with sexual interest in minors (SIM) and treatment approaches in this group of patients are still relatively rare. Aim The aim of this exploratory pilot study was to investigate hypersexuality and impulsivity as 2 dynamic risk factors that could possibly change during treatment in self-r...
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Background: The context in which individuals are exposed to child sexual abuse (CSA) and reactions to the disclosure of such abuse experiences play a major role in post-traumatic mental health. Female-perpetrated CSA is an under-recognized issue in society and mental health care, and is therefore supposed to be a breeding ground for stigmatization...
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Background Current research examining sexual aggression against males is rare and representative studies often do not sufficiently differentiate between male and female affected persons, male and female offending person, as well as between different types of sexual aggression. Objective We investigated the prevalence of sexual aggression against m...
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In Germany, several treatment programs offer psychotherapy for individuals with a sexual interest in minors (SIM) who are currently not in contact with the criminal justice system. The patients present anonymously in relation to the health insurance and judicial system. Group therapy plays an important role in these programs. However, to date there...
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Sexueller Missbrauch hat für Kinder sowohl kurzfristig als auch langfristig starke negative Folgen. Eine Vielzahl von Behandlungsprogrammen in Deutschland hat daher die Prävention von Kindesmissbrauch zum Ziel. Ein Ansatzpunkt ist dabei die Tertiärprävention, d. h. Maßnahmen zur Verhinderung von Rückfälligkeit. Bisher wurde dies mit uneinheitlichen...
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Background: There is a high demand for evidence-based and cost-effective treatment concepts for convicted individuals who sexually abused children (ISAC) and individuals who consumed child sexual exploitation material (ICCSEM) under community supervision (CS). The @myTabu-consortium developed a guided web-based intervention for convicted ISAC and I...
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The present chapter initially summarizes diagnostic criteria and guidelines for paraphilic disorders proposed by standardized diagnostic schemes (i.e., DSM-5, ICD-11). When assessing paraphilic interests in clinical practice, applying multiple sources of information is considered necessary (e.g., self-report questionnaires, objective measures, thir...
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Sexualstraftaten stellen in erster Linie einen Normverstoß dar und sind nicht primär Symptom einer psychischen Störung. Sexualstraftäter stellen zudem keine einheitliche Gruppe von Delinquenten dar, sondern sind im Hinblick auf das Vorliegen einer deliktrelevanten psychischen Störung oder einer dissexuellen Verhaltensbereitschaft eine ausgesprochen...
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About 1% of sentenced sexual offenders are female. Investigations on victims of child molestation reveal at least a participation of female perpetrators in one-fourth of cases of male victims and in 13% of female victims. The spectrum of offenses of female offenders reaches from minor forms of indecency, exhibitionism, different forms of child mole...
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Introduction Regarding women, little research is available about the prevalence of sexual interest in children (SIC), especially in nonclinical samples. Aim The present study aimed to investigate the extent to which adult women from 2 nonclinical and nonrepresentative samples indicate sexual interest in prepubescent and/or pubescent children. Met...
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Es gilt als empirisch belegt, dass der Maßregelvollzug seine gesetzlich vorgegebene Aufgabe, nämlich den Zustand der untergebrachten Patienten so weit zu verbessern, dass sie keine Gefahr mehr für die Allgemeinheit darstellen, durchaus erfüllt. Die Deliktrückfallquote entlassener Maßregelvollzugspatienten aus dem psychiatrischen Krankenhaus liegt d...
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This article provides a short literature overview on female child sexual offenders (FCSO) focusing on the discrepancy between prevalence rates from different sources, characteristics of FCSO and their victims, as well as the societal "culture of denial" surrounding these women. FCSO are a powerful social taboo. Even professionals in the healthcare...
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Introduction Current discussions in the field of sex research concern the age at which sexual interest in children occurred or awareness emerged. Aim To investigate the age of onset (AOO) and its correlates in men with sexual interest in children. Methods Using 2 samples (study 1, patients from an outpatient treatment center, n = 26; study 2, an...
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Zusammenfassung Psychopathie gilt als Unterform der antisozialen Persönlichkeitsstörung und umfasst u. a. manipulatives Verhalten, egozentrische und überhebliche Charakterzüge, Risikoverhalten sowie mangelnde Empathie. Empirische Ergebnisse zur Prävalenz zu Psychopathie und antisozialer Persönlichkeitsstörung unter Straftätern variieren stark in Ab...
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Erratum zu: Forens Psychiatr Psychol Kriminol 2018 10.1007/s11757-018-0482-3 Die Originalversion dieses Beitrags enthielt einen Fehler: Die Reihenfolge der Autorennamen war falsch wiedergegeben. Die richtige Reihenfolge ist oben dargestellt.…
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Guidelines for pharmacological treatment of patients with paraphilic disorders have been developed by a working group of the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (Thibaut et al. 2010 ). With an increasing duration of experience and number of treated patients as well as aging patients, change of or withdrawal from testosterone lowe...
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Among 26 pedophilic/hebephilic men, we investigated (1) the relationship between ‘specific self-efficacy for modifying a sexual interest in children’ (SSIC) and actual sexual interest in children and (2) whether changes of SSIC are associated with changes of sexual interest in children. Results showed that the more clients believe they are able to...
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In this study, the impact of suggesting that pedophilia is immutable on a man's specific self-efficacy for modifying his sexual interest in children was examined in 94 men with a sexual interest in children. The participants were selected from differing contexts and included non-forensic patients, forensic patients, and participants from the Intern...
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Investigating the variability of the age of onset (AOO) of sexual interest in children (SIC) and the interrelations of important measures in individuals having a SIC, especially the role of the AOO. A sample of 75 individuals from different contexts having a SIC was examined within an online survey. We explored the relations between AOO and other c...
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Today's competing positions regarding the flexibility of pedophilic sexual interest are of increasing relevance. Besides empirical research on this specific topic, theoretical work grounded on scientifically sound research is equally needed. From a theoretical perspective, this paper aims to deduce if self-efficacy to change sexual interest in chil...
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The current study aimed the construction and validation of an instrument for assessing the specific self-efficacy for modifying sexual interest in children (SSIC). The construction process included 2 expert reviews resulting in a 6-item self-report questionnaire (SSIC-Scale). Regarding validation, the SSIC-Scale and additional psychometric instrume...
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Objective: Investigation of two questions: first, whether sexual/forensic therapists are able to make valid assessments for future criminal behavior and second, whether their treatment changes factors relevant for new offences. Methods: First, the predictive validity for recidivism of HCR-20 and SAPROF were tested. Second, the dynamic scales of bot...

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There is a high demand for evidence-based and cost-effective treatment concepts for convicted individuals who sexually abused children (ISAC) and individuals who consumed child sexual exploitation material (ICCSEM) under community supervision (CS). The @myTabu-consortium developed a guided web-based intervention for convicted ISAC and ICCSEM under CS consisting of six online modules targeting psychological meaningful risk factors. The study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of this guided web-based intervention in reducing dynamic risk factors and the risk to re-offend compared to a placebo condition. Furthermore, these dynamic risk factors are measured before and after every module to evaluate their individual effectiveness to reduce the respective risk factor as well as risk to re-offend.