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What is Chemical Castration?

Tags: sex, health, castration
Asked by Flying Saucer, 19 Dec '12 07:38 pm
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The process reduces libido by administering drugs.Chances of committing crime after chemical castration is 2-3%.
Answered by amitava duttamajumdar, 19 Dec '12 08:33 pm

 
  
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Chemical castration is the process of administering anti-androgen drugs to a male in an effort to reduce his testosterone levels and suppress his sex drive. Unlike surgical castration in which the male's testicles are removed, chemical castration can be reversed by discontinuing use of the drugs. This process is used in many countries on convicted sex offenders, such as pedophiles or rapists, and has in some places reduced the chance of a repeat offense from 75% to 2%.

Although other drugs are sometimes used, medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) and cyproterone acetate are among the more common choices for chemical castration. MPA is the active ingredient in Depo Provera, a birth control drug that has become a popular anti-androgen because it only needs to be administered at three month intervals. All of these drugs lower testosterone levels in men which leads to a decline in sex drive and can reduce their ability to become sexually stimulated. A reduction in testosterone can also less ...more
Answered by Rocking Raaj, 19 Dec '12 07:41 pm

 
  
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Chemical castration is an alternative to surgical castration. Through a less invasive means, chemical castration achieves the same end as surgical castration: reducing the production of the male sex hormone testosterone.
Answered by Dear, 19 Dec '12 07:47 pm

 
  
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