chemical castration

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func·tion·al cas·tra·tion

gonadal atrophy produced by prolonged treatment with sex hormones or gonadotropin-releasing hormone superagonists or antagonists.
Synonym(s): chemical castration
The treatment of men with paraphilia with methoxyprogesterone acetate, which inhibits gonadotropin secretion, thereby reducing sexual drives

chemical castration

Pharmacologic castration Public health The treatment of ♂ with paraphilia with methoxyprogesterone acetate, which inhibits gonadotropin secretion. See Chemical castration, Megan's law, Pedophilia.

chemical castration

Producing the hormonal effect of castration by means of drugs that block androgen or oestrogen receptors or inhibit the production of natural sex hormones. The term is more often used in a legal than in a medical context.
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