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Pharmacological interventions for those who have sexually offended or are at risk of offending

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, February 2015
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2 policy sources
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5 Wikipedia pages

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Title
Pharmacological interventions for those who have sexually offended or are at risk of offending
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, February 2015
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd007989.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Omer Khan, Michael Ferriter, Nick Huband, Melanie J Powney, Jane A Dennis, Conor Duggan

Abstract

Sexual offending is a serious social problem, a public health issue, and a major challenge for social policy. Victim surveys indicate high incidence and prevalence levels and it is accepted that there is a high proportion of hidden sexual victimisation. Surveys report high levels of psychiatric morbidity in survivors of sexual offences.Biological treatments of sex offenders include antilibidinal medication, comprising hormonal drugs that have a testosterone-suppressing effect, and non-hormonal drugs that affect libido through other mechanisms. The three main classes of testosterone-suppressing drugs in current use are progestogens, antiandrogens, and gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) analogues. Medications that affect libido through other means include antipsychotics and serotonergic antidepressants (SSRIs).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 809 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 111 14%
Student > Bachelor 97 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 94 12%
Researcher 93 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 59 7%
Other 140 17%
Unknown 217 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 180 22%
Psychology 157 19%
Nursing and Health Professions 84 10%
Social Sciences 52 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 16 2%
Other 77 9%
Unknown 245 30%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 38. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 February 2024.
All research outputs
#1,083,133
of 25,698,912 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#2,172
of 13,136 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#13,139
of 269,806 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#48
of 286 outputs
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