Bottle of oestrogen female hormone pills
Until the late 1960s, most homosexual acts were illegal. Many people lived in constant fear of being caught by police, prosecuted and either imprisoned or fined.
In 1949 neuroscientist Frederick Golla published the first British results of experiments on the use of the female hormone oestrogen to reduce the libido of sexual offenders.
Three years later, Alan Turing was sentenced to oestrogen treatment as an alternative to imprisonment for 'gross indecency', following a sexual relationship with a man.
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