Thesis: Anabolic Steroids are powerful drugs that help the body gain mass, but also hurts the body with drastic side effects.
I. Basic Information
A. Anabolic Steroids Aid Body Growth
B. Have Drastic Side Effects
II. Side Effects of Steroids
A. Ways to tell somebody may be using steroids
B. Side effects of Steroids in Males
C. Side effects of Steroids in Females
III. Different Types of Anabolic Steroids
A. Oral Anabolic Steroids
B. Intravenous Anabolic Steroids
IV. Teen Usage
A. How teens obtain Anabolic Steroids
B. Why teens use Anabolic Steroids
1. Male Teen Usage
2. Female Teen Usage
C. Statistics of Usage by Age
D. Slang Terms for Steroids
VI. Are they Illegal
A. Countries in which Anabolic Steroids are Illegal
B. Countries in which anabolic Steroids are Discouraged
C. Countries in which Anabolic Steroids are not Illegal or Discouraged
VII. What Athletic Associations Ban Steroids?
A. Associations in which steroids are banned
4. The Olympics
B. Sports in which Steroids are not banned.
IIX. How are Steroids Developed?
B. When they were first used.
Anabolic Steroids are powerful drugs that help the body gain mass, but also hurts the body with drastic side effects. Anabolic Steroids are a type of natural and synthetic hormone that stimulates cell growth and division, resulting in an increase of muscle tissue and strength. The growth only occurs when combined with physical training (Wikipedia.org/wiki/Anabolic_Steroids). Anabolic Steroids may help you gain muscle mass, but with a high price. Steroids have noticeable side effects including acne and scars, an increased sex drive, increased hair growth in Androgen-Sensitive areas, deepened voice along with an increased vocal cord size, more or bigger muscles, a larger appetite, bone remodeling, increased production of Red Blood Cells, liver damage, headaches, irritability, trouble sleeping, and jaundice (Santella 613.8). In Males, the penis may decrease or increase in size, breasts can be developed, premature balding, and testicular pain. In Females, development of man-like features may occur (Santella 613.8). There are many different types of Anabolic Steroids, but mostly there are oral anabolic steroids and intravenous steroids (Santella 613.8). Oral Steroids are usually pills that one would take through the mouth. Intravenous Steroids are injected into the body (Santella 613.8). Some different types of Oral Anabolic Steroids are Anadrol, Anavar, Dianabol, Maxibolin, Methyltestosterone, Primobolin, and Winstrol (Santella 613.8). Types of Intravenous Steroids include Triamcinilone, Betamethasone, and Prednisone (Santella 613.8). Teenagers are often users of Anabolic Steroids. Teens often acquire Anabolic Steroids from dealers at school, the Internet, or some types are even sold over the counter at local health stores. For that reason, a large amount of teenagers have access to the drug for their use. As for the reason teens use steroids, those who have admitted to taking them have said they used them to be better at sports, "fit in" or "be sexy" (Santella 613.8). Statistically, Male teens are more prone to use anabolic steroids than female teens, because males are more likely to try to get an advantage in sports. About 14% of athletes in the 12th grade were found to be using steroids, and about 13.3% of 10th grade were found to be using steroids (Santella 613.8). Teens have even made up their own slang terms for Anabolic Steroids. Some of these names include "juice", "gum", "candy", "pumpers", and "pops". "Arnolds", and "Stackers". Such slang terms can be used as "code names" in order to keep them secret from adults or authorities (Santella 613.8). In the United States, Anabolic Steroids are illegal. The first time a person in the U.S. is caught using steroids, they may get up to ten years in prison, up to a $15,000 fine,...
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