Sexual Enhancement Treatment for Sexually Violent Predators: Ethical and Legal Implications

Dalia N. Balsamo, Spencer Eth

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The treatment of sexually violent predators (SVPs) has been controversial since the implementation of sexual predator laws and statutes that seek to balance the civil rights of SVPs and the protection of potential victims. In this paper, we will present the case of an SVP who sought sexual enhancement surgery in order to perform intercourse with his wife. We will also discuss the conflicting legal and ethical issues affecting a decision to implement sexual enhancement therapy for SVPs in an effort to reconcile these divergent positions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)702-706
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Sex and Marital Therapy
Volume42
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 16 2016

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Sexual Enhancement Treatment for Sexually Violent Predators : Ethical and Legal Implications. / Balsamo, Dalia N.; Eth, Spencer.

In: Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, Vol. 42, No. 8, 16.11.2016, p. 702-706.

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