Report: Miami Beach Doc Tried to Chemically Castrate Michael Jackson

Dr. Alex Farshchian, the Miami Beach doctor who treated Michael Jackson, seemed to be very pro-active with his patient, to say the least. 

Yesterday, Britain's Sunday Mirror claimed Farshchian prescribed a drug to Jackson that is used as a form of chemical castration. The Mirror said the doc's spokesman confirmed that, "Yes, that's exactly it. He was trying to help Michael."

Farshchian was reportedly concerned with Jackson's habit of sharing his bed with young boys. 

"As a responsible doctor, Dr. Farshchian thought these tendencies were something Michael might address. Dr. Farshchian didn't necessarily think there was abuse going on -- but he was concerned there were inappropriate feelings towards minors which could be addressed," claims Ian Barkley, who was Jackson's official photographer from 2002 to 2006. 

The drug allegedly prescribed was Depo Provera. It is typically used by women for birth control, injected every three months. In men, it can be used to restrict sexual urges. 
Jackson and Farshchian originally met in 2001 when Jackson was being treated for a broken foot. Farshchian, according to the Mirror, traveled with Jackson in 2002 and 2003 and was in the room during the infamous baby-dangling incident. The friendship and doctor-patient relationship is said to have fizzled after the Martin Bashir interview and subsequent child molestation trial.

In July, a handwritten letter Farschian wrote to Jackson surfaced in which the doc, who specializes in arthritis pain, appeared to tell Jackson that he could wean him off of his addiction to painkillers by prescribing Buprinex. 

Police interviews conducted during Jackson's molestation trial reveal some of the singer's personal staff thought Farshchian was an "unethical doctor" but refused to elaborate. 

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