One of America's largest newspapers has deleted a social media discussion of pedophilia after stirring outrage by claiming growing scientific consensus that sexual attraction to children is ?determined in the womb.?
USA Today posted a Twitter message on Tuesday to promote an article on pedophiles, titled 'What the public keeps getting wrong about pedophilia'. The newspaper said in a series of posts that pedophiles are likely born with a predisposition to be attracted to children and don't have control over their sexual desires.
"A pedophile is an adult who is sexually attracted to children, but not all pedophiles abuse kids, and some people who sexually abuse kids are not pedophiles," USA Today wrote. It added that evidence suggests pedophilia is "inborn," and better access to therapy can help pedophiles control their impulses.