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Legislation is being pushed through the country's parliament to make the procedure compulsory for all sex criminals who pose a risk to others.
The method involves giving convicted paedophiles drugs which take away their sexual urges.
Calls for the introduction of chemical castration have arisen following a recent incest case that shocked the country.
....the prime minister has received overwhelming public support for his decision and his popularity has rocketed in opinion polls.
Supporters are reminding those against the move that the effects of chemical castration are not permanent, nor are they a guarantee that a paedophile will not re-offend.
Last month, the British government revealed that it is to offer chemical castration to convicted paedophiles only if offenders agree to it.
Voluntary schemes similar to Britain's have been set up in Sweden, Denmark, Canada and eight states in the United States and have apparently proved successful.