gynephobia


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gynephobia

 [gi″nĕ-] , [jin″ĕ-fo´be-ah]
irrational fear of or aversion to women.

gy·ne·pho·bi·a

(gī'nĕ-fō'bē-ă, jin-ĕ-),
Morbid fear of women or of the female sex.
[gyne- + G. phobos, fear]

gynephobia

/gyne·pho·bia/ (-fo´be-ah) irrational fear of or aversion to women.

gynephobia

[gī′nəfō′bē·ə, jī′-, jin′-]
Etymology: Gk, gyne + phobos, fear
an anxiety disorder characterized by a morbid fear of women or by a morbid aversion to the society of women. It is an obsessive, phobic phenomenon that occurs almost entirely in men and may usually be traced to some frightening experience involving women that occurred in childhood. Treatment consists of psychotherapy to uncover the causative emotional conflict, followed by behavior therapy, specifically systemic desensitization and flooding to reduce anxiety.

gynephobia

Psychology Fear of ♀. See Phobia. Cf Misogyny.

gy·ne·pho·bi·a

(gī'nĕ-fō'bē-ă)
Morbid fear of women or of the female sex.
Synonym(s): gynaephobia.
[gyne- + G. phobos, fear]
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