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Surgical castration, Texas law and the case of Mr T

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  • i Surgical castration may refer either to testicular or pulpectomy if parts of the core of the testes are removed or orchidectomy in which the testes are fully removed.

  • ii The following information about Mr T is based on my personal observations and experience acquired through monitoring him since 1998. Mr T has consented to the publication of this information and has read and approved the text insofar as it relates to him.

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