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The hormonal treatment of sexual offenders.

@article{Bradford1983TheHT,
  title={The hormonal treatment of sexual offenders.},
  author={John McDonald Wilson Bradford},
  journal={The Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law},
  year={1983},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={
          159-69
        }
}
  • J. Bradford
  • Published 1 June 1983
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
The hormonal treatment of sexual offenders is part of a pharmacological approach to the reduction of the sexual drive. Sexual drive reduction can also be brought about by stereotaxic neurosurgery and castration. These other methods of sexual drive reduction are closely related to the pharmacological approach, and all are dependent on the complex interactions between higher central nervous system functions, located in the cortex and limbic systems, and neuroendocrine mechanisms mediated via the… 

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