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Fraiberg, S. (1972). Some Characteristics of Genital Arousal and Discharge in Latency Girls. Psychoanal. St. Child, 27:439-475.

(1972). Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 27:439-475

Clinical Contributions

Some Characteristics of Genital Arousal and Discharge in Latency Girls

Selma Fraiberg

IN THIS PAPER I PROPOSE TO BRING TOGETHER ANALYTIC MATERIAL from three cases which made me consider possible links between genital anesthesia in the adult female and loss of genital sensation in early childhood and latency. One of the three patients was an adult, Mrs. M. The other two cases were girls in latency, Nancy, who had begun her analysis at the age of 7, and Suzanne, who had started analysis at 8 years of age.

The three patients came to analysis with illnesses that were clinically unrelated, yet they had a specific experience in common. In latency there had been a fateful turning away from the genital coinciding with total loss of erotic sensation.

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