Visual Universitätsmedizin Mainz

Prevention project – “Don’t offend”

Principal investigator

Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Manfred E. Beutel

Project team

Dr. Lea Höltge, MA (Research Associate)
Ann-Christin Schulz, MA (Research Associate)
Sima Gelfgar, MA (Research Associate)

Research topic

The Counseling Center for the Prevention of Sexual Assaults on Children and Adolescents, established in May 2015, offers low-threshold counseling and therapy for individuals with pedophilic and/or hebephilic tendencies. In addition to a detailed sexual medical diagnosis and couselling, the project includes group therapy treatment and a subsequent aftercare group. This project is based on the standards of the prevention network "Kein Täter werden" (Don't offend), which is coordinated by the Institute for Sexology and Sexual Medicine at the Charité Berlin.

You can find further information in our Flyer (Pdf-file, 3,5 MB).

Funding: The project is funded by the GKV according to § 65d SGB V from 2018 to 2022.

Recent publications

  • Marx CM, Subic-Wrana C, Beutel ME (2019) Klinische Merkmale der Inanspruchnehmer einer Präventionsambulanz für Pädophilie Psychotherapeut 2019 · 64:120–126.
  • Marx CM, Tibubos AN, Brähler E, Beutel ME. Experienced Childhood Maltreatment in a Sample of Pedophiles: Comparisons With Patients of a Psychosomatic Outpatient Clinic and the General Population. J Sex Med. 2020 May;17(5):985-993. doi: 10.1016/j.jsxm.2020.01.019. Epub 2020 Feb 20.