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Is voluntary chemical castration legal?

Is voluntary chemical castration legal?

Only nine U.S states have chemical castration laws on the books: Those states are California, Florida, Iowa, Georgia, Louisiana, Montana, Oregon, Texas, Wisconsin, and now Alabama. California was the first U.S. state to specify the use of chemical castration for repeat child molesters as a condition of their parole.

Can you opt for chemical castration?

Because it can reduce libido, some countries chemically castrate people who are incarcerated for sexual violence. A handful of states within the United States have legalized chemical castration for people who are incarcerated for sexual violence. It’s usually used as a condition of parole.

What did chemical castration do to Alan Turing?

Turing experienced side effects such as gynecomastia (breast enlargement) and bloating of the physique. He died two years later, with the inquest returning a verdict of suicide.

How long does a chemical castration last?

They are administered as a depot injection right under the skin or into the muscle. These injections can last for 1, 3, 6 or 12 months.

Is chemical castration unethical?

Experts warn chemical castration law may violate medical ethics, US Constitution. Under the legislation, offenders who commit sex crimes against victims under 13 would be required to undergo chemical castration to inhibit production of testosterone or other hormones as a condition of parole.

Is chemical castration unconstitutional?

Cal. Penal Code § 645 (West Supp. 1997). This Note argues that chemical castration, as provided for in the California Statute, is an unconstitutional punishment because it vio- lates the aspirational principles against inhumane treatment embodied in the Eighth Amendment’s Cruel and Unusual Punishment Clause.

Is chemical castration effective?

Chemical castration has been found to be effective in reducing sex drive and the seminal fluid in a male. But this does not prevent sexual violence or aggressive behavior. Even reducing the testosterone level to zero does not eliminate chances of reoffending.

Does castration hurt?

All methods of castration are painful. Surgical castration causes more intense pain that lasts for a few days, while banding castration causes a less intense but chronic pain that lasts for over a month. Producers should consult with their veterinarians on the best methods to manage pain during and after castration.

What are the side effects of chemical castration?

Therefore, chemical castration is associated with various side effects, including osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and impaired glucose and lipid metabolism (11). Depression, hot flashes, infertility, and anemia can also occur.

Is animal castration ethical?

Indeed, after reviewing dozens of research articles on de-sexing pets, a research team headed by Clare Palmer of Texas A&M University wrote (here), “Our overall conclusion is that routine neutering of companion animals, and notably male dogs, is not morally justified.” Ouch.

Is chemical castration reversible?

Chemical castration involves the administration of drugs that reduce the recipient’s libido and, it is hoped, their sexual activity. Unlike physical castration, the effects of chemical castration on the recipient’s sex drive are reversible.

How does a man feel after castration?

He can still have an erection. In general, castrated men experience a much-diminished sex drive, because their bodies have very low levels of the male hormone testosterone. This lowers the frequency, strength, and duration of erections, and can cause hot flashes, vertigo, loss of body hair, and breast growth.