CHEMICAL castration has been touted as a way to prevent convicted paedophiles from harming children. The medical procedure is understood to suppress sexual urges and stop them from re-offending - but how does it work and how common is it? What is chemical castration? Chemical castration is the use of "anaphrodisiac" drugs to lower sexual desire and libido, with minimum treatment lasting three to five years. It has been trialled in Sweden, Denmark and Canada with evidence from Scandinavia suggesting it can cut re-offending rates from 40% to 5%. It is unlike surgical castration, which involves the removal of genitals, and sterilisation in that treatment must be continuous. "Chemical castration is no longer effective after it is discontinued," according to NCBI which also notes severe side effects. Leuprorelin is one of the drugs used to treat difficulties in controlling sexual arousal, intrusive sexual fantasies or urges, sadism or other "dangerous" tendencies. Other drugs used in … [Read more...] about What is chemical castration, how does it work and was it used on Michael Jackson?
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Joe Jackson, patriarch of pop's most famous family, has died aged 89, his family has said. Michael Jackson's father had been in hospital with cancer, according to celebrity gossip site TMZ.The report, citing a family source, said he had died at 3.30am in Los Angeles (11.30am UK time)Members of his family, including his grandson, have since confirmed his death.In a statement, Michael Jackson's estate said: "We are deeply saddened by Mr Jackson's passing and extend our heartfelt condolences to Mrs Katherine Jackson and the family."Joe was a strong man who acknowledged his own imperfections and heroically delivered his sons and daughters from the steel mills of Gary, Indiana to worldwide pop superstardom."In an Instagram post, Michael Jackson's son Prince Michael Jackson wrote: "Fly free." Jackson had suffered poor health in recent years, having a stroke and three heart attacks in 2015 and spending time in hospital the year after.He was separated from his wife Katherine but it is … [Read more...] about Joe Jackson, father of Michael Jackson, dead at 89
Joe Jackson, the family patriarch who led his children including Michael Jackson to international stardom as the Jackson Five, died Wednesday. Jackson was reportedly suffering from terminal cancer. He was 89. Married to Katherine Jackson, Joe Jackson was also the father of four daughters -- Janet, La Toya, Rebbie and Joh'Vonnie -- and six other sons -- Jermaine, Randy, Tito, Jackie, Marlon and Brandon, who died in March 1957 just after he was born. The couple married in 1949. Just last week Jackson appeared to share a tweet hinting at his struggling health. “I have seen more sunsets than I have left to see,” read the caption on a photo of Jackson, in his trademark hat, silhouetted against sun rays. “The sun rises when the time comes and whether you like it or not the sun sets when the time comes.” But, his granddaughter Paris Jackson claimed the message was not written by her grandfather. “My grandfather did not tweet this,” she commented. … [Read more...] about Jackson Family Patriarch Joe Jackson Dead at 89: Source
Joe Jackson, father of the late Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson and the mastermind behind The Jackson 5, has died at 89. The legendary stage parent and music manager was reportedly battling terminal cancer. Carlos Keyes, representative for Jackson's son, Tito Jackson, confirmed Joe Jackson's death. A Jackson family source told ET that the family's patriarch was hospitalized on Friday in Las Vegas with terminal cancer. The source also said that he had been battling cancer for some time, with doctors telling the family that he had a limited amount of time left to live, and that the illness was untreatable. On Sunday, his Twitter account posted a cryptic tweet that said, "I have seen more sunsets than I have left to see. The sun rises when the time comes and whether you like it or not the sun sets when the time comes." However, Paris Jackson later tweeted that her grandfather did not post the tweet, saying, "My grandfather did not tweet this. I'm not sure if he's ever used this … [Read more...] about Joe Jackson, father of Michael and Janet Jackson, dead at 89
MICHAEL Jackson's death at the age of 50 prompted an outpouring of grief across the world and sparked a court battle that led to his personal doctor being jailed. The singer emerged as a child star with the Jackson Five and transformed into a global pop sensation, but his life was plagued with controversy. When did Michael Jackson die? In his testimony, Jackson's personal physician Conrad Murray said he found the singer in bed and not breathing on the afternoon of June 25, 2009. The pop legend had been rehearsing past midnight on the night of June 24, ahead of a series of comeback concerts at the London O2 Arena, and had not left his bedroom in the morning. After trying to revive Jackson for five to ten minutes without effect, Murray called paramedics who performed CPR on the singer for 42 minutes at his house in the Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, before he was taken to the hospital. The ambulance arrived at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Centre at 1.14pm, and Jackson was pronounced dead … [Read more...] about When and how did Michael Jackson die, was he married and who are his children?