Doctors reject push to sentence child sex offenders to chemical castration

Giving judges powers to sentence child sex offenders to “chemical castration” has been dubbed unethical by doctors.

Last month a taskforce was set up by the NSW government to examine whether courts should be given new sentencing options including mandatory anti-libidinal therapy for convicted child sex offenders.

Troy Grant, Deputy Premier and Minister for Justice and Police, said: "Anti-libidinal medication alone is not a cure-all, but I want to make sure we make the very best possible use of it, combined with