a drug-administered alternative to surgical castration that, instead of removing the gonads, chemically reduces the drive or ability for sexual activity and is useful in the treatment of certain cancers, especially prostate cancer. In a number of countries, convicted child molesters and other sex offenders may be subject to chemical castration as part of their judicial sentence: Psychiatrists and other medical personnel were called in to discuss whether his sexually deviant behavior could be effectively dulled by chemical castration.
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How to use chemical castration in a sentence
Over the decades, conversion therapies used to “cure” homosexuality included hypnosis, lobotomies, inducing nausea, vomiting, paralysis, electric shock, chemical castration, among other things.
Turing was offered the option of two years in prison or oestrogen injections—tantamount to chemical castration.Oscar's Battle of the Brits: Pals Benedict Cumberbatch and Eddie Redmayne Vie for the Gold | Marlow Stern | September 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The scenes of Turing undergoing the chemical castration are really gut wrenching.Benedict Cumberbatch on 'The Imitation Game,' Homophobia, and How to Combat ISIS | Marlow Stern | September 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He was given the choice of two years in prison or oestrogen injections, tantamount to chemical castration.Benedict Cumberbatch on 'The Imitation Game,' Homophobia, and How to Combat ISIS | Marlow Stern | September 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And every time one of these guys pops up in the news, the same phrase pops up in my brain: chemical castration.Penn State Sex-Abuse Case Revives Issue of Using Chemical Castration | Michelle Cottle | November 11, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
Mental-health professionals emphasize that chemical castration is not appropriate for every type of sex offender.Penn State Sex-Abuse Case Revives Issue of Using Chemical Castration | Michelle Cottle | November 11, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST