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Alabama Lawmaker: Let's Castrate Child Molesters

Steve Hurst re-introduces bill

(Newser) - Steve Hurst, an Alabama state representative, is apparently determined to make surgical castration a legal punishment for child molesters. After a bill that would have done just that failed to make it past committee during the 2013 session, Hurst has re-submitted it for the 2014 session, the Florence Times Daily... More »

Castration May Be Linked to Longevity

Male sex hormones 'decrease lifespan,' says researcher

(Newser) - Here's something no one will want to think about too carefully: Is castration linked to longevity? Some researchers think it's possible, especially after discovering that a group of eunuchs, castrated men, lived up to 20 years longer. The study examined records of 80 eunuchs from the Chosun Dynasty,... More »

Dutch Catholics Castrated at Least 10 Teens in 1950s

In bid to rid them of homosexuality, newspaper claims

(Newser) - The Dutch Roman Catholic Church castrated at least 10 boys under age 21 "to get rid of homosexuality" in the 1950s, according to a report from Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad. The paper identified one victim, named Henk Heithuis, who in 1956 claimed to have been sexually abused by priests.... More »

Moldova to Castrate Pedophiles

Law makes chemical procedure mandatory for convicted abusers

(Newser) - Men convicted of sexually abusing children in Moldova will now face chemical castration. The eastern European country's parliament voted to make the treatment—which suppresses libido with injections every three months—mandatory for all Moldovans and foreigners found guilty of pedophilia, reports the BBC . More »

Germany Advised to Stop Castrating Sex Offenders

Anti-torture panel at human rights watchdog calls practice 'degrading'

(Newser) - Germany doesn't mess around when it comes to sex offenders—serious offenders can volunteer to be surgically castrated—but now an anti-torture committee says the country should put an end to that practice, Reuters reports. The panel at the Strasbourg Council, Europe's top human rights watchdog, called the... More »

Child Molester Voluntarily Castrated

Frank Phillip Tullier agreed to surgery to get out of jail

(Newser) - A convicted child molester is about to go free—and all it cost him was his you-know-what. Francis Phillip Tullier, 78, underwent voluntary surgical castration yesterday as part of a long-delayed plea deal, the AP reports. The procedure was conducted at Tullier's expense. Tullier had faced hundreds of molestation counts... More »

Portuguese TV Journalist Murdered, Castrated in NYC

Young companion of Carlos Castro is in police custody

(Newser) - Grisly slaying in New York City: Employees at a posh Times Square hotel found the body of a Portuguese TV journalist and gay activist in his room. Carlos Castro, 65, had been bludgeoned in the head and castrated, and police arrested his young companion—a male model who had been... More »

German Dad Castrates Teen Daughter's Boyfriend

The victim was 10 years older than girl's father

(Newser) - Suffice it to say this German dad was not happy that his daughter was dating a much-older man: Helmut Seifert, 47, castrated said boyfriend with a bread knife. Seifert's 17-year-old daughter was in a relationship with 57-year-old Phillip Genscher, and though Seifert went to police and complained, they couldn't do... More »

Poland OKs Chemical Castration for Pedophiles

Controversial new law also covers incest

(Newser) - A new law in Poland will require convicted pedophiles or those who rape family members to undergo chemical castration when their prison term is up. Human rights groups immediately raised objections, but Poland's prime minister isn't budging—he says the criminals in these cases don't qualify as "human,"... More »

Texas Mom Gets 99 Years for Cutting Off Son's Genitals

(Newser) - A Texas mother was sentenced to 99 years in prison last night for cutting off her infant son's genitals, an attack she blamed on the family's dog. Katherine Nadal, now 28, tested positive for cocaine, methadone, and Xanax the day after the mutilation. None of the baby's severed parts were... More »

New Youth Castration Law Divides Thailand

Boys seeking sex changes will now have to wait untl they're 18

(Newser) - Until recently in Thailand, boys who wanted to change gender could have their testicles removed for just $150, no questions asked. But as Bloomberg reports, a new law pushed by gay rights activists will force Thais to wait until they turn 18 before undergoing a sex-change operation. Many doctors, though,... More »

Jindal Signs Castration Bill for Sex Offenders

Says he's proud of 'strong measures'

(Newser) - Louisiana governor and GOP VP wannabe Bobby Jindal signed a bill yesterday that will allow sex offenders to be punished with chemical castration. Said Jindal, “I am glad we have taken such strong measures...to put a stop to these monsters’ brutal acts,” said Jindal, taking the opportunity... More »

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