From en on Torture: “Torture is the infliction of severe physical or psychological pain as an expression of cruelty, a means of intimidation, deterent or punishment, or as a tool for the extraction of information or confessions. Sometimes torture is practiced even when it appears to have little or no functional purpose beyond the gratification of the torturer or because it has become the norm within the context.” (my italics)
A New England Journal Article about Medical Torture – I will be happy to email you the PDF of the full text that I can get because I subscribe if you'd like to read it.
Another NEJM article about the same – Same deal.
This one is NEJM and full text available There was a whole issue about medical torture.
So pretty much by any definition of torture or medical torture, I believe forcing the man to take foreign hormones to suppress his libido that placed him at risk of death (DVT/PE) and subsequently caused him to enter such a depression that he committed suicide rather than continue his life in such a way qualifies as torture. -NickGorton 01:04, 22 August 2005 (UTC)