Thailand is set to join a small group of countries practising chemical castration, a controversial procedure aimed at reducing re-offending rates.
The Indonesian man stands accused of raping at least 13 of his female students, bearing nine children.
Supporters say the punishment will act as a deterrent. But rights groups and some medical professionals in the country have opposed it.
“This is a topic that scientists in the fields of mental health are not just uninterested in—it is actively repugnant."
The child rapist said he prefers a longer prison time or even the death penalty. Experts also worry that such a punishment would do more harm than good to society.
It may be a violation of the Eighth Amendment.
It’s unclear how often chemical castration is ordered on U.S. sex offenders. It’s also unclear whether it works.
Killing a convicted pedophile's sex drive can reduce their risk of reoffending.
After a series of high-profile sexual abuse cases, Indonesia is on the verge of mandating chemical castration. We asked people around Jakarta for their thoughts.
Critics see the Chemical Castration for Sex Offenders Act as a showy reaction to rape statistics.
A new government task force in Australia is considering whether to force child sex offenders to undergo chemical castration as a judicial alternative to prison sentencing.