Anabolic Steroids Essay

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Probably one of the biggest stories in the news today is steroids in Major League Baseball. This is one of the reasons that I chose to do my research paper on steroids. I knew that it would not be hard to find information on the issue. I also needed to have a topic that relates to my service learning project. This is helping coach a high school track and field team. And as you will read later, I talk about steroids with high school athletes. I also wanted to improve my knowledge on the subject, so that if I ever did have a conversation with someone about the issue, I would be educated enough to have an argument, if it came to that. I am also a fan of baseball, so I was just interested in what steroids can all do for you, and
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Some the side effects that occur in men are as follows - impotence, shrunken testicles, and breast enlargement. Those are some pretty big side effects for the male. All three of those side effects you would think affect the male ego in a pretty big way. But no many males are taking steroids to feel more macho and more of a manly man. The side effects in women are different though. Yes women also take steroids; it is actually a growing trend, trying to keep up with the male muscle mass. Some of the side effects in females are as follows menstrual irregularities, growth of body hair and loss of scalp hair, a deepened voice, irreversible enlargement of the clitoris and reduction in breast size. Once again, I know if I was a woman those would be some of the last things I would want happening to my body. And for women who are trying to achieve the more fit and carved look, they sure are sacrificing some of their other qualities. I know for me at least one of the qualities that I like to see in women is that they have hair on their head and not necessarily on their body. And here are some side effects that effect both genders, acne, increased risk of aggressive acts which may injure self or others, risk of HIV and hepatitis B and C from contaminated needles, decreased sex drive, baldness, water retention, muscle cramps, aching joints, increased risk of tendon injuries, increased risk in muscle tears, increased risk in nose
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