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Authors

Michael Yaki

Abstract

In July, 1984, John Doe, an inmate in a Connecticut prison, filed a habeas corpus petition alleging that the prison system had denied him adequate and necessary medical treatment. Such petitions are not unusual; what distinguished Doe's was the nature of his claimed disease and the treatment he sought. Doe, incarcerated for a sex offense, claimed to be suffering from a psychosexual disorder called paraphilia and sought treatment involving both psychiatric counseling and the administration of a hormone, medroxyprogesterone acetate, better known as Depo-provera.

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