I do not take this as a serious article, but rather a crafted narrative with an agenda. Let me offer a couple reasons why: The author is using a 'fictional narrative' style -- in other words, no one named in the article is verifiable, even the therapists. "They claim this is to protect the child, but, this is commonly used among writers to 'weave' a story, that is take bits and pieces from different stories, add a bit of imagination, in order to create something 'cutting edge' and sellable, that is now, clickable, click-bait. It is titillating, in other words, getting us in the mind of this young man in order to toy with emotion, keeping us in the right brain, therefor, unscientific and subjective. Here is the quote where I stopped seriously reading altogether and skimmed the rest of the article until the end. "The research we do have, and this is derived from very small sample sizes, suggests that those attracted to kids tend to be shorter, left-handed, and have a lower IQ than the broader population. Another study found that being knocked unconscious before the age of 13 might be a factor. This may sound like quackery, but it points toward biological causation. In other words, it’s likely that pedophiles are born this way." No names, research has authors, studies have real data to point to, this is all kinds of nonsense here. Skim to end, there is not one single footnote. No references, no resources. No where to follow-up, just an active comments thread, again pointing to click-bait.