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ANTILIBIDINAL MEDICATION – MEDICAL MANAGEMENT OF SEXUAL AROUSAL (MMSA) IN THE UK

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ANTILIBIDINAL MEDICATION – MEDICAL MANAGEMENT OF SEXUAL AROUSAL (MMSA) IN THE UK

Date of Webinar: 7th May 2024. To view the recording please click on the following link. You will then be asked to login to the Member site to continue. These recording are only available to Members of Crime In Mind.

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About this webinar:

The prescription of antilibidinal medication to men who have committed sex offences has a long and at times controversial history. In some jurisdictions it can be a mandatory condition of release from prison, in effect making doctors agents of social control. Even outside legal settings international prescribing protocols tend to focus on risk management rather than clinical need. A different approach has been taken in the UK, however, where prescribing is driven by medical considerations, and is on a voluntary basis. The Medical Management of Sexual Arousal (MMSA) programme was introduced in 2014 in order to facilitate the provision of antilibidinal to those who would benefit, and to provide support for doctors in doing so.

This webinar provides an overview of MMSA in the UK. It will be chaired by Professor Don Grubin, who has been involved in the development of MMSA from its start. Professor Belinda Winder will review the limited evidence base for MMSA and describe the steps that are being taken to address this, Dr Callum Ross will present data from an audit of the use of MMSA in both the criminal justice and hospital systems, including its use under the provisions of the Mental Health Act, and Dr Rebekah Bourne will review the principles of MMSA in the context of a large pilot programme running in the southwest.

Speakers:

Professor Don Grubin – Professor of Forensic Psychiatry, Newcastle University.

Dr. Callum Ross – Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Broadmoor Hospital.

Professor Belinda Winder – Professor of Forensic Psychology, Nottingham Trent University.

Dr. Rebekah Bourne – consultant forensic psychiatrist in the Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.