Louisiana National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. The state administers treatment through a licensed medical practitioner. Repeat offenders in other states, including Illinois, Ohio and Arkansas, have either requested or received the surgery as a way to bargain for a reduced sentence.
Chemical castration has been executed without informed consent in Korea and in three states of the Unites States 2. Opponents argue that the side effects of chemical castration e.
Published April 1st, - GMT A Saudi religious scholar said that he supported chemical castration to combat sexual harassment or sex crimes. Kay Ivey on Monday signed into law a measure requiring anyone convicted of sex crimes with children younger than 13 to be chemically castrated as a condition of parole.
To keep the libido suppressed, treatment must be ongoing… permanently. The drugs used in chemical castration can cause side-effects including loss of bone density, osteoporosis, cardiovascular diseases and weight gain. The news and stories that matters, delivered weekday mornings.
Follow NBC News. In other countries around the world, chemical castration can be offered to convicted paedophiles in return for surgical castration for sex offenders in Winchester reduced sentence. When we browse the comments on our paedophile offender articles on Facebook, we see the same call to action over and over again — castration.
Offenders may choose surgical castration instead of chemical treatment. J Clin Psychol. March 2, -- Increasingly severe sex offender laws nationwide are convincing some criminals to take drastic measures in an effort to prove they are fit for society — even resorting to a treatment so brutal it disappeared from the criminal justice system decades ago.
Offenders who commit these crimes but are not sentenced to treatment may volunteer for it.
But surgical castration has been proven to reduce the sex drives of many offenders, according to several studies. Inmates are entitled to mandatory release or parole after they have served two-third of their sentence; except the DOC may deny the release of a serious child sex offender who refuses to participate in pharmacological treatment using antiandrogen or its chemical equivalent.
February 21, A German study showed a recidivism rate of 3 percent for castrated offenders, compared to 46 percent for non-castrated offenders. So, if surgical castration won't work for all offenders and medication can be just as effective in reducing libidos of castration candidates, why resuscitate the archaic practice?
Furthermore, as we have experienced in treating prostate cancer, chemical castration may have serious side effects.