Kay Ivey, Governor of Alabama, signed a bill requiring certain sex offenders to undergo chemical castration, reported AL.com Monday.
The “chemical castration” bill states that male sex offenders who abuse children under 13 to “undergo chemical castration treatment in addition to any other penalty or condition prescribed by law”. Castration means “medroxyprogesterone acetate treatment or its chemical equivalent, that, among other things, reduces, inhibits, or blocks the production of testosterone, hormones, or other chemicals in a person’s body.”
Steve Hurst, State Representative who sponsored the bill, said, “Not only did I want it to pass, I want to follow it on through to the future where we can try to improve it. One of the ultimate goals that I want to do is for us to track it and to make sure what medication works for what individuals.” Hurst has also noted that children who became victims of sexual abuse are affected for their whole life, therefore, those, abusing infants, should suffer lifelong consequences as well.
Natalia Veselnitskaya – official website