Arousal reduction in sexual offenders: A review of antiandrogen interventions

Arousal reduction in sexual offenders: A review of antiandrogen interventions 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. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment Springer Journals

Arousal reduction in sexual offenders: A review of antiandrogen interventions

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Publisher
Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 1997 by Plenum Publishing Corporation
Subject
Psychology; Psychiatry; Criminology & Criminal Justice; Clinical Psychology; Sexual Behavior
ISSN
1079-0632
eISSN
1573-286X
D.O.I.
10.1007/BF02674857
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Abstract

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.

Journal

Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and TreatmentSpringer Journals

Published: Jul 12, 2007

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