Could high testosterone levels be succesfully used in mitigation in a rape/ assault case by a defendant? Deliberately machiavellian (but serious) question purely to stimulate a debate. As women have succesfully been able to claim chemical imbalance during the menstrual cycle in mitigation, when charged with murder/ assault; I am intrigued to know whether a similar case could (or already has been) made by a male in a rape/ assault case; claiming high testosterone levels as an excuse? Please note. I have no hidden agenda and mean absolutely no offence to those who have suffered rape or assault by either sex.