Alabama lawmakers approve 'chemical castration' for sex offenders
âChemical castrationâ is a misnomer, since the process leaves the testes intact, can be reversed, and does not prevent a man from reproducing. He told CBS 42 that some people have told him that mandated chemical castration is inhumane. The next signing ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, but the chemical castration bill was not on a list of legislation that Ivey planned to sign that day. Even if chemical castration is allowed, Stinneford said, it might fail to rehabilitate offenders because some of the side effects are so unpleasant. Similar laws passed in other states to require chemical castration are rarely used, Marshall said.