QS Study

Castration means removal or destruction of the sex glands. The term is generally used in reference to the testicles, but it also can apply to the ovaries.

Effects of Castration

(A) Castration before puberty:

  1. Permanent sterility.
  2. Owing to the absence of testosterone, the usual pubertal changes do not occur.
  3. The penis, scrotum, vesicle, seminar, prostate remains small, and the accessory reproductive organs remain small/underdeveloped.
  4. There is no growth of hair on face, trunk, axilla and pubic hair remain female type.
  5. Voice is childlike due to the failure of laryngeal growth.
  6. Abnormal deposition of fat in the buttocks (hip), pubis, and breasts.
  7. Muscles are soft,
  8. Some delay is the union of epiphyses but no regular tendency to gigantism.
  9. The skin is pale and soft.

(B) Castration after puberty:

  1. The seminal vesicles and prostate always atrophy.
  2. The penis is of normal size.
  3. Loss of masculine hair production.
  4. Loss of musculature of the male.
  5. Sexual desires are decreased but not a loss.
  6. The erection may occur but with less care.
  7. Ejaculation is rare.
  8. The voice regresses from the bass quality.
  9. A peculiar mental state may result.