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Abasiophilia

Abasiophilia is a psychosexual attraction to people with impaired mobility, especially those who use orthopaedic appliances such as leg braces, orthopedic casts, or wheelchairs.[1] The term abasiophilia was first used by John Money of the Johns Hopkins University in a paper on paraphilias in 1990.[2][3]

In popular culture

Abasiophilia plays a prominent role in the Michael Connelly novel The Scarecrow, in which a serial killer is motivated by abasiophilia.[4]

See also

Footnotes

  1. ^ Butcher, Nancy (2003). The Strange Case of the Walking Corpse: A Chronicle of Medical Mysteries, Curious Remedies, and Bizarre but True Healing Folklore. New York: Avery. p. 132.  
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  3. ^ Milner, JS; Dopke CA (2008). "Paraphilia Not Otherwise Specified: Psychopathology and theory". In Laws DR & O'Donohue WT. Sexual Deviance, Second Edition: Theory, Assessment, and Treatment. New York:  
  4. ^ Connelly, Michael (2009). The Scarecrow. New York: Little, Brown and Company. p. 419.  

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