The present review surveys the use of antiandrogen treatment to reduce sexual drive in men at risk for sexual offending. After briefly reviewing castration, the author traces the history of the use of medications to reduce sexual drive, focusing on the antiandrogens. Controversy surrounding their use and recent alternatives are mentioned, with an emphasis on legal and ethical issues. One strong conclusion drawn is that antiandrogen medications should never be used asexclusive treatment for paraphilic and aggressive sexual behaviors.
Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment – Springer Journals
Published: Jul 12, 2007
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