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Treatment outcomes of chemical castration on Korean sex offenders

Authors
 Kyo Chul Koo ; Geum Sook Shim ; Jae Woo Lee ; Sung Joon Hong ; Byung Ha Chung ; Young Deuk Choi ; Koon Ho Rha ; Hyoun Hee Park 
Citation
 Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Vol.20(6) : 563~566, 2013 
Journal Title
 Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine 
ISSN
 1752-928X 
Issue Date
2013
Abstract
After the recent enactment of the chemical castration legislation for sex offenders in Korea, we sought to report primary treatment outcomes for 38 patients at the National Forensic Hospital since 2011. After chemical castration, these patients experienced reductions in frequency and intensity of sexual drive, frequency of masturbation and sexual fantasies. The incidence of adverse effects was similar to that of previous reports. Serial hormonal evaluations showed an association between testosterone level and degree of paraphilic and non-paraphilic sexual thoughts. A notable finding was an unexpected upsurge of testosterone levels with intense sexual drive and fantasy observed during the first 2 months after cessation of treatment. This suggested the need for a temporary anti-androgen therapy or close surveillance during this period. When proper precautions are taken, chemical castration may be an effective treatment strategy for paraphilic and non-paraphilic sex offenders
URI
http://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/88202
DOI
10.1016/j.jflm.2013.06.003
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 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1752928X13001650
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