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A 37-year-old member asked:

Should sex offenders be treated to change their hormone levels?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 44 years experience
Possibly, but...: So far, hormonal treatment for sex offenders (even castration) has not been shown to reliably diminish the urge to repeat sexual behaviors. This may be because it's not about the sex but about power and control. However, there are all sorts of sexual offenses (think public exposure through rape), so generalizations are tricky, at best.
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A 16-year-old female asked:

What causes change in hormone levels?

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Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Hormone levels: Environmental toxins and endocrine disrupters, stress, nutritional deficiencies and genetic factors can all lead to fluctuating levels of all of the hormones produced by the endocrine system at any given time.
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