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Monday
Jul252011

'Chemical Castration' Law Enacted in South Korea

Ryan McVay/Getty Images(SEOUL) -- A South Korean law that allows judges to sentence sex offenders to chemical castration went into effect on Sunday, local news agencies reported.

The process, which uses chemicals to reduce an individual’s sex drive, can last up to 15 years and will reportedly be coupled with extensive therapy. The sentencing can only be applied to sex offenders who have attacked minors.

South Korea is the first Asian country to enact such a law.

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