Chemical castration is castration via anaphrodisiac drugswhether to reduce libido and sexual activity, to treat canceror otherwise. What will Alabama require? Gooren LJ. Some people have argued that, based on the 14th Amendmentthe procedure fails to guarantee equal protection: although the laws mandating the treatment do so without respect to gender, the actual effect of the procedure disproportionately falls upon men.
One explanation for why Indonesia legalised chemical castration in addition to the death penalty might be found in retributive approaches to the justification of punishment. The procedure does not cause sterilization and is not permanent.
These programs aim to enhance:. Life-threatening side effects are rare, but some users show increases in body fat and reduced bone density, which increase long-term risk of cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis.
Table 1 shows castration laws by state. Likewise to American State Government, Judges in Poland can also choose whether or not to castrate a sex offender. Gagne, 48 males with long-standing histories of sexually deviant behaviour were given medroxyprogesterone acetate for as long as 12 months.
Yet even in this regard the decree is not unprecedented; other jurisdictions including, among others, South KoreaPoland, Estonia, and the US states of California and Florida have authorised the mandatory use of chemical castration for certain convicted sex offenders.
Jonathan PughUniversity of Oxford. The new law requires people who were convicted of certain sex offenses, including rape, sodomy or incest, involving victims younger than 13 to receive chemical castration as a term of parole. Retrieved 20 October J Am Acad Psychiatry Law.
Using hormonal drugs to reduce sexual violence recidivism is known as chemical castration.
In , the Indonesian President Joko Widodo introduced a presidential regulation to allow chemical castration to be handed down as a punishment to child sex offenders and pedophiles. Psychol Public Policy Law. Fourth, unlike surgical castration, the effects of anti-libido medication are reversible after discontinuation.
On April 30, , a man in the United Kingdom found guilty of attempting to murder a year-old woman in order to abduct and rape her two granddaughters agreed to undergo chemical castration as part of the terms of his sentence. Miller RD. Yet even in this regard the decree is not unprecedented; other jurisdictions including, among others, South Korea , Poland, Estonia, and the US states of California and Florida have authorised the mandatory use of chemical castration for certain convicted sex offenders.