Androphobia

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Androphobia
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 F40.290
ICD-9-CM 300.29[1]

Androphobia is is an abnormal fear of men, a type of specific social phobia.[2][3][4] The word is from Ancient Greek: ἀνήρ, anēr, genitive ἀνδρός, andros, "man"; and φόβος, phóbos, "fear".[5][6]

In he past the word "androphobia" also has been used to refer to fear of crowds of people[7] or mankind.[8] Androphobia was also used in reference of a distress for a woman who was "made uncomfortable at the sight of men, from hearing their voices, or knowing they are in the house." [9]

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