Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Castration by consent when all else fails

Given the considerable interest by the New Era and a portion of the Lancaster population concerning sexual predators, we offer the following excerpt from the March 9 New York Times without taking any position:

"The Czech Republic has allowed at least 94 prisoners over the past decade to be surgically castrated. It is the only country in Europe that uses the procedure for sex offenders. Czech psychiatrists supervising the treatment — a one-hour operation that involves removal of the tissue that produces testosterone — insist that it is the most foolproof way to tame sexual urges in dangerous predators suffering from extreme sexual disorders. "