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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Hence, the aim of this study was to investigate the effects of surgical and chemical castration on body weight and some hormones.
These results do raise the question if all of the students who did respond to the answer choices of never, rarely, sometimes, frequently or always truly know the meaning of surgical or chemical castration or the impact it may have on a sex offender.
The preferred method, in the few countries that do allow this form of punishment, is chemical castration.
Chemical castration would involve injecting convicted paedophiles with a female hormone in the hope "his sexual desire will vanish", he said.
He treats the machine Christopher almost like a lover, defending it from physical harm and choosing chemical castration over imprisonment so that they can be together.
We will introduce the bill on chemical castration of pedophiles again," he stressed.
He was given a posthumous royal pardon in December for his conviction for an act of "gross indecency" in 1952, which led to his chemical castration and also saw his security clearance being withdrawn for his post-war work at GCHQ.
Manama: A Saudi religious scholar said that he supported chemical castration to combat sexual harassment or sex crimes.
He was forced to undergo chemical castration, and committed suicide shortly thereafter.
Some men still opt for castration as away of halting the production of testosterone but almost all men these days have chemical castration which can be reversed.
Hormone therapy is used to block the production of testosterone, which fuels prostate cancer growth, via either physical or chemical castration.