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J Forensic Leg Med. 2009 Aug;16(6):316-20. doi: 10.1016/j.jflm.2008.12.023.

A new classification of necrophilia.

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  • 1Maulana Azad Medical College, S-299, Greater Kailash-1, New Delhi 110048, India.


Necrophilia is a paraphilia whereby the perpetrator gets sexual pleasure in having sex with the dead. Most jurisdictions and nations have laws against this practice. Necrophilia exists in many variations, and some authors have attempted to classify necrophilia. However many related terms such as pseudonecrophilia continue being used differently by different authors, necessitating the introduction of a new classification system. The classification system suggested by the author attempts to put all different shades of necrophilia under 10 classes.

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