Burdizzos have also been used by some human males as a means of self-castration, often by those seeking a remedy for a high sex drive, or those who, for religious or personal reasons, seek to become eunuchs. The burdizzo has also been used by some transsexual women and other male-to-female transgender persons, as an alternative to the surgical procedure known as an orchidectomy. Because an incision is not required, castration by burdizzo is usually bloodless and, according to some research, has a lower risk of infection, compared with traditional methods. However, because the burdizzo was not originally designed for human use, and because fairly little research has been done on burdizzo castrations in humans, many physicians and others do not consider the burdizzo to be a safe castration method for humans.
Study Results from W.Y. Pang and Colleagues in the Area of Intercellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins Published.(Report)
Feb 07, 2011; Research findings, 'Banding or burdizzo castration and carprofen administration on peripheral leukocyte inflammatory...