tocophobia


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tocophobia

[‚täk·ə′fō·bē·ə]
(psychology)
Abnormal fear of children.
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Tocophobia can also be linked to a traumatic birth experience like stillbirth, termination of pregnancy or the delivery of a malformed baby.
The incidence of primary tocophobia is estimated between 6-10% of women who request CS (Wiklund et al.
Her condition is so rare that internet searches fail to give it a proper name, although related phobias include tocophobia - fear of childbirth - and pedophobia - fear of children.