Should a Sexual Offender Be Allowed Castration?
Taylor, Pamela J.
BMJ (British Medical Journal). 1993 Sep 25; 307(6907): 790-793.
A 59 year old man with a persistent history of sexual abuse of children has requested castration to stop himself from reoffending. Dr. Malcolm Alexander presents the man's case and highlights some of the ethical issues, and three psychiatrists and a lawyer comment on the request.
Alternatives; Autonomy; Behavior Control; Behavior Disorders; Child Abuse; Children; Clinical Ethics; Clinical Ethics Committees; Competence; Consent; Consultation; Decision Making; Drugs; Ethics; Ethics Committees; Health; Informed Consent; Judicial Action; Legal Aspects; Males; Malpractice; Mental Health; Motivation; Patient Care; Physicians; Prisoners; Psychotherapy; Right to Treatment; Risks and Benefits; Sex Offenses; Sexuality; Social Control; Sterilization; Surgery; Treatment Refusal;
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