According to the historian Mart van Lieburg, in the 50s a Dutch Bishop ordered the castration of underage boys to heal them from their homosexual behaviour, but also if they reported abuses suffered from ecclesiasticals. According to another historian, Marnix Koolhaas, seven pastors ordered this.
At the origin of the study, a service on the newspaper Nrc Handelsblad of last 20th March about the life of Henk Heithuis that in 1956, underage, was punished with castration because he reported to the police he suffered sexual abuses from a religious man.
The four orders of nuns that ran the notorious Magdalene Laundries in Ireland have said they have no intention of contributing anything towards the compensation fund set up by the Irish Government.
The Mercy Sisters, the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity, the Sisters of Charity and the Good Shepherd Sisters told the Minister for Justice Alan Shatter that they will leave it to the taxpayer to pick up the bill and will pay nothing towards the compensation fund which could total €58 million.