Senator: Chemical castration for paedophiles

In­de­pen­dent Sen­a­tor Dr Var­ma Deyals­ingh sug­gest­ed chem­i­cal cas­tra­tion of pae­dophiles to be con­sid­ered as a Spe­cial Se­lect Com­mit­tee (SSC) con­vened to dis­cuss the Sex­u­al Of­fences Act (Amend­ment) Bill on Tuesday.

Dur­ing the dis­cus­sions, Deyals­ingh said chem­i­cal cas­tra­tions were a vi­able med­ical op­tion when treat­ing with sex of­fend­ers such as pae­dophiles.