Should the United States Use Chemical Castration For Sex Offenders?

[ – 3/7/20]

The term “castration” brings a chill to every man. The idea of having your ‘junk’ cut off is horrifying. It’s barbaric. Castration is like the archaic practice of locking someone in stocks or something that would be seen in a third world country, but not the United States But it’s not. It is used in our modern world, including America. Not only do many other countries have castration laws, but several of our states do as well. Even as recent as last year, states have been approving the chemical castration of sexual predators. But what is chemical castration and how does it work?

Typically, when people think of castration, they are thinking about surgical castration, or orchiectomy. This method of castration involves the removal of men’s testicles, which produce 95% of testosterone. Testosterone is the hormone responsible for the male sex drive, so what chemical castration aims to do is lower testosterone through the use of antiandrogen drugs. This has a  similar effect to what some birth control pills have on women.

Even in places where castration is common, it is not used on everyone. The difference between sex offenders and sexual predators is actually quite significant. In a general sense, sex offenders are more nonviolent. A sex offender might be someone who has been arrested for indecent exposure or even child pornography. Meanwhile, a sexual predator is usually someone who has committed some violent act and is highly likely to commit the same or similar act in the future. Sexual predators are more likely to be the ones to receive castration.

Chemical castration is not permanent. It leaves the treated party with no permanent damage. This means that after the individual stops treatment, or if they discontinue treatment against legal or doctor orders, then they are highly likely to reoffend.

States vary in their implementation of chemical castration. The first state to implement a chemical castration bill was California in 1996. The California law originally applied only to repeat offenders. In Florida and Alabama, if a sexual predator is ordered to undergo chemical castration and refuses, it could result in a secondary felony charge. The treatment for chemical castration costs about $1,000 a month and it is the responsibility of the offender to pay.

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What about women who are????

I’m still laughing that it costs 1,000 a month and the offender is required to pay!! STFU!! Is that when you also provide these so called predators a nice comfy 6 figure job, since we all know even making 600.00 bucks thanks to fear based Megan’s Law, is almost impossible to most registrants. These clowns really have a lot of time on their hands.

This article is horrible. It’s rife with misinformation. Chemical castration is permanent firstly, provided the person is on the medication for a long period. Secondly chemical castration is reserved for twice convicted child molesters sentenced to prison time in California.

My answer is without hesitating “No”. However if our government were to require this perhaps they should begin with those people (mother and father) who’s new born baby is born addicted to drugs.

As soon as I got to the point where the writer claims a 67% recidivism, the entire article became discounted for me. It’s absolutely barbaric what they do and the reasons they do it are not legitimate. But can’t the guy at least get the math right?

Man, I would be go to hell if I would do the castration therapy let alone pay a $1000 a month. Lock me up forever and as the fictitious Eric Cartman states, “suck my B*&#$%s” …. Un-castrated ones that is and will always be. Society sure is degenerating. Idiocracy the movie coming to reality near you.

Wow. This is the first time I have ever seen a differentiation between one kind/type of sex offender and the other. Until now, I thought we were all considered violent predators. Hmmmmm
In a general sense, sex offenders are more nonviolent. A sex offender might be someone who has been arrested for indecent exposure or even child pornography. Meanwhile, a sexual predator is usually someone who has committed some violent act and is highly likely to commit the same or similar act in the future. Sexual predators are more likely to be the ones to receive castration.

Interesting (but not surprising) that the recidivism statistic quoted in the article is both misleading and false. The number quoted includes re-arrest for anything, not just another sex offense. Just one of many problems with the article. More importantly to me though, is the willingness of politicians and citizens to believe whatever they’re told or whatever gives them more power.

Castration by chemicals destroyed a mans health, and the powers .. whom ever do not want anyone to think about this, thats why the research is narrowly crafted and poorly done, because the results will show CANCER, DESTRUCTION OF GENATILIA i.e. PERMANENT SHRINKAGE AND FUNCTION AND MUCH MUCH MORE LIKE EARLY DEATH AND LONG LASTING HEALTH PROBLEMS ..I.E. PAIN, SUFFERING ALSO NO PHYSICAL INTIMACY (QUALITY OF LIFE ) AND DAMAGE TO SPERM/CHILDREN TO BE BORN!
Need i go on ?

Whatever generates a mouse click, works! Right?
A valid question couched in delusion by normative morality.
More useless internet drivel.
In the capitalist reality, testosterone is hawked in a smorgasbord of products.
Inevitably the elite always end up treating the peasants as cattle or stock.
Working corruption of blood lines has long been a tactic utilized by authoritarian tyrants.

Why is chemical castration being sold as an alternative when it is less effective than CBT therapy? For example, in one study, “[r]esults indicated that subjects receiving Lupron were at significantly higher risk of recidivism and significantly more likely to be diagnosed with a paraphilia than subjects receiving only CBT, a priori.”

Perhaps equally sickening: The Static-99R (surprise, surprise) EXAGGERATED recidivism in both groups [“Both treated groups of sexual offenders recidivated at substantially lower rates than predicted by the Static-99R.”].

Yup, this is the “science” that sex offender “treatment” is predicated.

Thanks Fake Doctor Karl Hanson, CASOMB, DOJ, and you other scam artists!

Re-branding castration is a ridiculous idea….
You can put lipstick on a pig but it’s still a pig.

@Kat this is how it works. They rebrand something barbaric to make it sound more palatable to a sensitive audience, thereby making them more likely to support it. We can’t let these bastards control the language.

Why chemical castration? Why not just get a meat cleaver and WHACK? It would be Cheaper and permanent.
It is because these “civilized” lawmakers want to make themselves feel better.

Well, it was chemical that’s how an advanced society would do it. We’re not savages after all.

But, you are savages.