Eleven paedophiles were on Tuesday sentenced to chemical castration in Kazakhstan, after being convicted of sexually abusing children.
The announcement was made by Kazakhstan’s penal system committee.
Reports say the country has allocated funds to castrate 88 paedophiles this year and 71 in 2020.
The judgement comes after 41-year-old Yerkinbek Alimbekov became the first man to face chemical castration under new laws aimed at cracking down on sex attacks on children.
Alimbekov, a married father-of-one was given the punishment after sexually attacking two girls aged nine and 12.
He was convicted by a court in Shymkent of the attempted rape of two schoolgirls and was also jailed for 15 years.
Also, he was previously convicted of sexual offences against children, faces lifetime injections to permanently castrate him subject to medical checks following his release from jail.
Chemical castration is done using anaphrodisiac drugs, whether to reduce libido and sexual activity, to treat cancer, or otherwise.
When used on males, it can reduce sex drive, compulsive sexual fantasies, and capacity for sexual arousal.