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Catherine Ternynck: clinical study of female homosexuality in adolescence

Could certain female homosexual encounters have a dimension which provide structure ? Could they help certain young girls to extricate themselves from erotic bonds which were maintained with their mothers for narcissistic purposes ? Could they have a leverage effect, of turning again towards heterosexuality ? In this case, how can we explain that in their internal organization, certain adolescents resort to such a solution while others involved in the same psychic work, seem able to do without it ?
This article tries to bring out a dynamic common to the most diverse homosexual movements, from the most ordinary to the most pathological during female adolescence. Thus it envisages a homosexual transitional passage, a space of experience enabling an elaborative resumption of the separation and an introjective renewal of the feminine qualities of the mother.