Hurst said he hopes the medication will protect children by stopping abusers from reoffending. To order copies of Toronto Star articles, please go to: www. Neither surgical castration of sex offenders in Winnipeg Correctional Service of Canada nor the Parole Board of Canada maintain statistics on how many offenders are undergoing chemical castration and experts say it can be difficult to track.
Lupron and other such drugs function by stimulating the pituitary gland to release a hormone that triggers testosterone production, causing it to surge. Finding your information.
Stuckless, who is set to be sentenced Thursday for sexually abusing 18 boys over several decades, has voluntarily received injections of sex drive reducing medication for years in what his lawyer has described as a successful effort to keep from reoffending.
He told CBS 42 that some people have told him that mandated chemical castration is inhumane. That category of drug "progressively led to and maintained the inhibition of the fundamental elements of male sexuality: sexual fantasies, desire, and interest in sexual activities, resulting in either a dramatic decrease or an abolishment of the sexually deviant behaviour," the report found.
March 2, -- Increasingly severe sex offender laws nationwide are convincing some criminals to take drastic measures in an effort to prove they are fit for society — even resorting to a treatment so brutal it disappeared from the criminal justice system decades ago.
A judge would decide when the medication could be stopped. The treatment largely replaced surgical castration, which was still in practice in the U.