Easy available drugs may hinder the purpose of Castration

As per medical experts the effect of medicines used for chemical castration like Medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) and Cyproterone acetate are temporary. There effect can be reduced by anti-epileptics and anti-diabetics drugs, anti-depressants and some performance-enhancing drugs used by athletes.

In western countries most of these drugs are prescription drugs where chemical castration is used as a punishment or treatment for hypersexuality. However, India, which is considering castration as an effective form of punishment for sexual crimes, lacks proper regulation and monitoring of these drugs which can spoil the purpose of the castration.

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