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Causes and castration of men

Castration of males is a manipulation, which removed the sex glands and stops the production of sperm. This, in turn, leads to infertility. For this procedure there are two main reasons: for medical reasons and with the purpose of following any cult. Currently the second reason is extremely rare.

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Varieties of manipulation

Among the diseases, which is a direct indication for castration, there are: prostate cancer, bilateral testicular neoplasm. In these cases, the voluntary surgery to remove the testicles is carried out only after confirmation of the diagnosis by biopsy.

There are the following types of castration:

  • Full, which is characterized by removal of both testicles.
  • Partial. This operation is carried out in prostate cancer and is characterized by the removal only of the parenchyma of the testes.

In the first form stops the endocrine and generative function, while the second is one of them.

When prostate cancer is surgical removal of the parenchyma of the testicles due to the fact that produced this fabric testosterone significantly increases the formation of new cancer cells and contributes to the progression of the disease. Enucleation leads to a reduction of the male sex hormone almost 95 %. It is a surgical procedure performed under local, General or spinal anesthesia.


Currently there are two main types of castration:

  1. Surgical.
  2. Chemical.

Voluntary surgical castration is characterized by the necessity of passing certain tests and receipt of results of biopsy. Itself surgery simple technique and fast implementation. Patients are often discharged the day of surgery. Erections after surgery, as life shows, is maintained. There is another option for removal of testicles, which maintains the protein shell, which gives an aesthetic appearance. This is a more complex method of castration and requires more time. For this operation we need the consent of the patient.

The alternative is chemical castration. She is without such a strong harm to health and psychological well-being of men. Most often it is used for rapists or persons whose sexual behavior may bring harm to others, therefore consent is not required. Chemical castration is temporary and is the introduction into the organism of exogenous testosterone. The main drugs that are used with this purpose: medroksiprogesteron known as provera, Depo-Provera" andthe cyproterone. They suppress the production of hormone, reduce libido and prevents the production of sperm. All of these processes are temporary and are therefore not radical. Chemical castration is characterized by the need for regular reception of the above drugs, however, as life shows, post-prison rapists can fool to interrupt the course of treatment. Therefore, the benefits of its application questionable. It is almost as harmful to health as surgical.

The most common symptoms after castration are:

  • tachycardia;
  • frequent sweating;
  • the tides;
  • headaches, especially in the temporal region and neck;
  • cardialgia;
  • increase in blood pressure.

In addition, may cause symptoms that are often mistaken for a manifestation of other diseases. These include the following:

  • dizziness;
  • rapid weight gain;
  • loss of consciousness;
  • aching pain in the joints, lumbar spine;
  • headaches.

Often men complain of the consequences, such as: constant tiredness, feeling of weakness, loss of interest in things, the former is important to castration, you may experience depression, psychological disorders. A typical manifestation of the post-castration syndrome is a memory loss, to the extent that the patient is not able to remember the plot read the book or viewed the meaning of the film. Men can even have thoughts of suicide. Endocrine disorders are expressed in excessive development of subcutaneous fat, owolosenie on the female type, reducing sexual activity.

Treatment of post-castration syndrome consists of a complex of measures aimed at restoring psychological and physical condition. It includes the drugs with sedative, neuroleptic and restorative action. Held hydrotherapy, therapeutic exercise and exposure to ultraviolet light.

Thus, castration – chemical or surgical — is a necessary measure aimed at removing tumors or a temporary reduction of sexual desire in individuals with certain mental disabilities. This procedure adversely affects the physical and psychological condition, however with proper treatment unpleasant consequences can be minimized.