Date: Mon, 9 Sep 1996 16:52:33 -0700 (PDT)

Radio show: Chemical Castration Law a Dangerous Experiment?

Irvine -- Last Thursday, the California legislature sent to Governor Wilson for his expected signature a bill that mandates chemical or surgical castration of certain sex offenders on parole. The ACLU is expected to challenge this new law in court. Subversity, a KUCI public affairs interview program, features on the show tomorrow Valerie Small Navarro, an ACLU lobbyist in Sacramento. The topic: California's Chemical Castration Law: A Dangerous Experiment?

The show airs Tuesday, September 10, 1996 from 5-6 p.m. on KUCI, 88.9 FM in Orange County.

Interviewing Navarro will be show host Daniel C. Tsang, of UC Irvine, who authored a study of Depo-Provera, the predominant drug used on sex offenders, for the Journal of Homosexuality in issue Vol. 28, no. 3/4 (1995), pp. 397-426. The study, "Policing 'Perversions': Depo-Provera and John Money's New Sexual Order," was also published simulataneously as a chapter in Sex, Cells and Same-Sex Desire, edited by John P. De Cecco and David Allen Parker (Haworth, 1995).

Past shows of Subversity are listed on the Web; audio for selected shows is available on the Web as an experiment, using a VoxPlayer available free from the Web. The Subversity site is now at:

For more information, contact Tsang at (714) 824-4978 or