The Czech Republic’s practice of surgically castrating convicted sex offenders is “invasive, irreversible and mutilating” and should stop immediately, the Council of Europe’s Anti-Torture Committee said in a report made public Thursday.
“Some patients claimed that the treating sexologist had explicitly told them that surgical castration was the only available option to them and that refusal would mean lifelong detention.”
And it warned that some “significantly” mentally retarded people had been castrated.
“In at least five cases, legally incapacitated offenders were surgically castrated,” the report said. “In all of these instances, the court-appointed guardian had signed the consent form; in two cases, the guardians were mayors.”
Seems to me that if someone makes a big mistake in life, like being a sex offender, it’s fair to demand they don’t breed more little sex offenders.