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Indonesian doctors risk losing licence if they castrate paedophiles

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5762 (Published 25 October 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5762
  1. Jane Parry
  1. Hong Kong

Doctors in Indonesia who perform chemical castration on convicted paedophiles risk censure by their professional body, the Indonesian Medical Association, and put their licence to practise in jeopardy, an association spokesman told The BMJ.

In the wake of a series of high profile cases involving rape of children, earlier this month the Indonesian government amended the Protection of Children law to impose forced chemical castration as an additional punishment for “anyone who commits violence or threatens violence to force a child—person below 18 years—to have intercourse with him or with another person” …

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