Under the current law, perpetrators of sexual crimes against minors aged less than 16 yr are subject to chemical castration. Nevertheless, there has been an ongoing debate about chemical castration for a variety of social and medical reasons.
However, the justification for chemical castration as a general deterrent is arguably on weaker ground than the justification of it as a rehabilitative measure. However, this justification of chemical castration, and the argument from general deterrence, both turn on a contentious issue that lies at the heart of a deep moral question regarding sexual offenders.
June 12, at am. Chemical castration is castration via anaphrodisiac drugswhether to reduce libido and sexual activity, to treat canceror otherwise. Drugs that reduce the levels or antagonize the actions of testosterone result in chemical or medical castration.
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Empowering Better Chemical castration for male sex offenders in Brighton. When and how is it done? Retrieved 20 October She had given little indication whether she supported the measure until Monday, the last day she could sign the bill. Also seen is a sudden shrinking in bone mass and discoloration of the lips,   reduced body hair,  and muscle mass.
What about the rights of the people who have been subjected to the sexual violence these predators have inflected.
Under the current law, perpetrators of sexual crimes against minors aged less than 16 yr are subject to chemical castration. On March 6, , Moldova legislated forcible chemical castration of child molesters; the law came into effect on July 1, Become an author Sign up as a reader Sign in.
While chemical castration is championed as an effective tool for achieving this, the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry an international organisation representing over 4, professional psychiatrists points out that many of the studies that support this claim provide only limited evidence.
On January 3, , a South Korean court sentenced a year-old man to 15 years in jail and chemical castration, the country's first-ever chemical castration sentence. Recently, a Cabinet meeting approved a revised bill, under which Korea will expand chemical castration to include those convicted of sexual crimes against minors under age 19, and retroactively apply the laws governing sexual offender personal information disclosure.