In most cases, castration was considered the best way to punish sex offenders because they believed that it eliminated the sex desire completely. The need for castration, either physical or chemical, is to cut down the testosterone production that is responsible for sexuality in men. In modern days, it has been observed that the sex offenders who are castrated and released to the public end up committing other sex offences.
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These hormones in women are responsible for many other biological functions like controlling the menstrual cycle, the breast development among others. These treatments have other side-effects that are adverse to their lives. Therefore, conducting castration in women is not necessary and a solution to punish female sexual offenders (Oswalt, 2014). There are no artificial hormones that can replace the natural hormones in women even after menopause yet the natural hormones are needed throughout the woman’s life
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Oswalt, S. B. (2014). Exploring the Dimensions of Human Sexuality. New York: Jones & Bartlett Publishers.