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Alves, K.C. De Sousa, S.P. (2005). Perversion from the Medical-Legal Perspective. Int. Forum Psychoanal., 14(3/4):166-168.

(2005). International Forum of Psychoanalysis, 14(3/4):166-168

Perversion from the Medical-Legal Perspective

Karla Cristhina Alves and Silas Prado De Sousa

Translated by:
James Micael Ubriaco

The medical-legal view of perversion is strictly concerned with the sexual aspect. This is the result of a controversial historical process full of moralism with respect to sexuality. Psychoanalysis questions this reductionist view, offering itself as instrument of special importance in the characterization of perversion as a complex of structures in human beings.

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