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Comparison of Two Pharmacological Treatments of Pedophilia (PCNET)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00601276
Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : January 28, 2008
Last Update Posted : July 13, 2009
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Study Description
Brief Summary:

Sexual abuse committed on children is a major public health problem because of its frequency and its severe consequences on the mental health of victims.

Objective: to compare the therapeutic efficacy of cyproterone acetate (CPA) and leuprolide, with the hypothesis that leuprolide will be more effective.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Pedophilia Drug: leuprorelin Drug: Cyproterone acetate Phase 3

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 48 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Comparative Controlled Clinical Trial of Two Pharmacological Treatments of Pedophilia
Study Start Date : December 2007
Primary Completion Date : June 2009
Study Completion Date : June 2009
Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1 Drug: leuprorelin
Subcutaneous injection, 3.75 mg every 4 weeks
Other Name: Enantone
Active Comparator: 2 Drug: Cyproterone acetate
2.0 mg/kg/day, tablet, per os
Other Name: Androcur

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Questionnaire on sexual behavior [ Time Frame: prospective ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Recidivism [ Time Frame: Prospective ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • clinical diagnosis of pedophilia
  • high frequency of sexual urges and deviant behavior as demonstrated by a score equal to 8 on the scale of Rösler & Witztum (Rösler & Witztum, 1998) ;
  • age: 18-60 years
  • informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • IQ<70
  • schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, or delusional disorder
  • already receiving one of the tested drugs
  • contraindication for one of the tested drugs
  • no current or planned incarceration
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00601276

Federation d'Endocrinologie, Hopital NeuroCardiologique
Bron, France, 69500
Centre MédicoPsychologique CMPG21, EPS Perray Vaucluse
Paris, France, 75017
Service de Psychiatrie, Hopital Foch
Suresnes, France, 92150
SMPR, Hopital Paul Guiraud
Villejuif, France, 94800
Sponsors and Collaborators
Institut National de la Santé Et de la Recherche Médicale, France
Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris
Ministry of Health, France
Ministry of Higher Education and Research, France
Study Director: Serge Stoleru, MD, PHD Institut National de la Santé Et de la Recherche Médicale, France
More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Dr Stoleru, Inserm
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00601276     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RBM-0315
First Posted: January 28, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 13, 2009
Last Verified: December 2007

Keywords provided by Institut National de la Santé Et de la Recherche Médicale, France:
gonadotropin releasing hormone agonists

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Paraphilic Disorders
Mental Disorders
Cyproterone Acetate
Androgen Antagonists
Hormone Antagonists
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antineoplastic Agents
Contraceptive Agents, Male
Contraceptive Agents
Reproductive Control Agents