Arousal Reduction in Sexual Offenders by Androgen Reduction

Arousal Reduction in Sexual Offenders by Androgen Reduction Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, Vol. 10, No. 4, 1998 Letters to the Editor AROUSAL REDUCTION IN SEXUAL OFFENDERS BY ANDROGEN REDUCTION In his recent review of androgen reduction interventions for sexual offend- ers in this journal, Prentky (1997) referred to the "supposition" that there is a correlation between strength of sexual desire and testosterone level and that this remains an empirical question. He continued that most of the empirical literature addresses the relation between testosterone level and aggressive behavior, not sexual behavior. He did not refer to empirical evidence of the existence of the correlation with sexual desire of sexual offenders. Twenty sex offenders were treated with medroxyprogesterone, 150 mg intramuscularly fortnightly for four injections and a further four injections at monthly intervals. Ten of the 20 were randomly allocated also to receive imaginal desensitization (McConaghy, Blaszczynski, & Kidson, 1988). Testosterone levels were assessed at 1 month and 1 year following commencement of treatment. At these times subjects also completed a questionnaire which included the question, "In regard to the sexual behav- ior you wished to control, would you indicate on the following scale if you feel your urge to carry out this behavior has Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment Springer Journals

Arousal Reduction in Sexual Offenders by Androgen Reduction

Loading next page...
Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright © 1998 by Plenum Publishing Corporation
Psychology; Sexual Behavior; Psychiatry; Clinical Psychology; Criminology and Criminal Justice, general
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site


You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.

DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches


Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.



billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial