Have a listen to this. It’s a anonymous interview from the BBC’s Europe Today with a sex offender who’s been chemically castrated. He talks openly about how it’s affected him physically and emotionally.
As you listen, let us know if you think his case convinces you that certain types of sex offenders should always be chemically castrated?
A number of countries have already introduced this measure – to deal with convicted sex offenders. It was recently made compulsory in Poland for offences involving children.
Now The French National Assembly is the latest country to consider using this treatment.
Are you convinced that it will reduce the threat to children? Should it also be seen as a punishment as well?