Cancer Drug could Work as Paedophile ‘Cure’: Scientists
Scientists are conducting the world’sfirstclinical trialsonadrug totreatpaedophilesbeforetheysexually abuse children. Researchers are appealing through a British science crowdfunding platform to raise enough money to carry out a full study on the drug.
The drug, called degarelix, is normally used to treat prostrate cancer but was found to have the side effect of reducing sexual arousal. It dramatically lowers levels of the male sex hormone testosterone and lasts between three and four months.
So far, several men with sexual fantasies about children have volunteered for the trial. Doctor Christof fer Rahmat t he Karoli nska I nstit ute i n Stockholm, said: “One in 10 boys and one in 20 girls is sexually abused during childhood. This issue is hard to deal with but we must, because it affects all of us.
“With this research project, I want to shift focus and explore methods of preventing child sexual abuse from happening in the first place.”