Effects of cyproterone acetate on sexual arousal patterns of pedophiles Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • The antiandrogen treatment of sexual offenders has been shown to reduce the recidivism rate. The mechanism of action has been assumed to be through asexualization with its secondary effects on sexual behavior. This study shows that the mechanism may be more complex and may involve a differential effect on sexual arousal patterns. Treatment responses may differ in high and low plasma testosterone groups.

publication date

  • December 1993