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(p. 27) Memorandum from Paddington Green Children’s Hospital Psychology Department on Homosexuality and the Law 

(p. 27) Memorandum from Paddington Green Children’s Hospital Psychology Department on Homosexuality and the Law
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(p. 27) Memorandum from Paddington Green Children’s Hospital Psychology Department on Homosexuality and the Law
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Donald W. Winnicott

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10.1093/med:psych/9780190271374.003.0004
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date: 18 July 2018

A memorandum from Winnicott’s department at Paddington Green Hospital on homosexuality and the law. In it, Winnicott expresses his opinion that, for healthy people homosexuality presents no difficulty, becomes diffused into the general cultural pattern, and is controllable according to public opinion and its demands. He goes on to say that when there is an underlying psychological illness, then homosexual behavior may lead to problems. Winnicott believes that fear of homosexuality accounts for moral attitudes which hamper the scientific and nonmoralistic treatment of this issue, and that the law needs to take into account individual illness and individual health.

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