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Chemical Castration: A Controversial Legal Measure

Picture this: a convicted offender, released to home detention on conditions including – to undergo chemicals that suppress their libido.

This is Troy James Power’s reality in South Australia.

Known as chemical castration, this treatment administers hormones to reduce testosterone production, leading to a decreased sex drive.

However, does this lower the chances of re-offending?

The jury’s still out on that one.

In New South Wales, it’s usually voluntary, but high-risk offenders may not have a choice.

Breaching a condition of a court order is a sure way of being resentenced.

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