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    ...it's not normal levels of testosterone that are linked with violence, but rather that high levels of testosterone are linked with greater levels of "socially acceptable" violence (football, soldier, etc.) and low levels of testosterone that are linked with higher levels of anti-social violence (murder, rape, etc.).  

    In your misguided quest to pre-emptively destroy all men, you would only increase the numbers of rapists.  (And by the way, your S.C.U.M. attitude here is a bit repulsive.)

    Free Muntadhar al-Zeidi, Hero of Iraq!

    by Subversive on Fri Mar 13, 2009 at 04:38:31 PM PDT

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      Some studies are showing that lowering testosterone levels in violent offenders reduces the chances of them re-offending.

      Attempts to reduce aggression and sexual predation in male sex offenders have included surgical castration and chemical castration (the use of female hormones to suppress testosterone levels). Studies suggest that either approach can be effective; a 1989 German study by Wille and Beier, for instance, compared 99 surgically castrated sex offenders and 35 non-castrated sex offenders about a decade after their release from prison, and found that the recidivism rate of castrated offenders was 3%, while the rate for non-castrated offenders was 46%.

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