Gittleson, N. Advertisement Hide. Antiandrogen treatment of Paraphiliac sex offenders: Eleven years experience. We reviewed evidence for the effectiveness of such drugs in people who were convicted or thought to be at risk of committing sexual offences.
The drug has thereafter become a mainstay of chemical castration in America. The use of serotonergic antidepressants SSRIsfor instance, to target the obsessional preoccupation of sexual anti androgen drugs for sex offenders in Texas would require that they be prescribed at a high dose for a sufficient period.
This may explain why there are a so few drug trials in what would otherwise be a profitable area to exploit because of its chronicity and b the apparent absence of any trial activity within the past two decades, prior to one ongoing trial in Germany Briken J Cancer Res Clin Oncol.
Both classes of medication in this category, although widely used, have potentially troublesome side effects.
Though the Committee addressed only surgical castration, chemical castration offered in the same circumstances would presumably raise similar concerns about consent. Foote, R. Unjustified Incarceration Practices But what if current incarceration practices constitute unjustified restrictions of autonomy?
For example, it may be that offering chemical castration would diminish the deterrent effect of criminal justice systems, would unduly harm those who undergo the procedure, or would violate norms regarding the proper role of the state in providing medical procedures.
Homosexuality in Perspective. Spheres of justice: A defense of pluralism and equality. Offenders must be informed of the side effects of treatment.