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By Patrick Lenehan

An exceptionally topical assessment of ways anabolic steroids are enjoying an more and more prominant half in non-competitive game. Brings jointly the major concerns in a lucid layout that would attract a extensive diversity of scholars and execs.

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12 Anabolic steroids: a social problem? The popular image of the use of doping substances remains focused on sports people and on use in gyms. Increasingly, concern is being expressed that the 28 Anabolic Steroids use of doping substances may be gaining popularity in other settings. Some studies have suggested that homosexual men and young fashion-conscious individuals may be encouraged to use these substances for cosmetic purposes (Korkia and Stimson, 1993). Commenting on the health risks associated with doping substances is problematic, although I will attempt this in the next chapter.

The doses used in this study were 100 mg, 250 mg and 500 mg of testosterone cypionate administered in weekly intramuscular injections. Their work showed that doses of testosterone up to five times the physiologic replacement dose do not present a significant risk of adverse psychosexual effects in most normal men. The Social history of AS 25 study also revealed that at doses starting from 500 mg of testosterone cypionate per week, a small proportion of men are more likely to experience adverse psychosexual effects.

They are now categorized as class C drugs and possible penalties for offences are 5 years imprisonment, or an unlimited fine, or both. These restrictions mean that although it is legal to possess AS in quantities for personal use, it is illegal to produce, to supply, or to possess, import or export with intent to supply these substances, without the authority to do so. However, the legislation is vague with regard to the quantities of AS that are deemed as dealer amounts. In other countries across the world it is still possible to purchase AS legally ‘over the counter’.

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