It seems that steroids’ attraction is also making its influence over teenage boys. In their quest for getting the perfect body, teenage boys are increasingly ending up in hospitals after injecting anabolic steroids.
According to the official figures, the admittance of under-18′s in cases of poisoning from anabolic muscle-building drugs has increased by almost half in five years, from 97 to 138. On the other hand, the number of 11 to 15-year-olds teenages using steroids soared by doubling between 2001 and 2007, from 6,800 to 13,300!!!!!
The figures were discovered as a part of a U.K. parliamentary answer given by health minister Dawn Primarolo to Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesman Tom Brake. Dawn said, “The dramatic increase in the number of children being admitted to hospitals for steroid misuse is extremely concerning.” He further added, “It’s clear that many children feel increasingly pressured by society’s obsession with the perfect body and some are using steroids to try to deal with it.”
In this regard, DrugScope chief executive Martin Barnes said that steroids might be viewed as a shortcut to the perfect body image, but the reality could be quite different.
Teenage boys are increasingly ending up in hospital after injecting anabolic steroids in the search for the ‘perfect body’.
The number of under-18s admitted for poisoning from the muscle-building drugs has soared by almost half in five years, from 97 to 138.
But that is only the tip of the iceberg, according to official figures.
The number of 11 to 15-year-olds taking steroids almost doubled between 2001 and 2007, from 6,800 to 13,300.
Children using the drugs are most likely to be young boys who want to emulate sporting and fashion heroes. Anabolic steroids are chemically produced class-C drugs that mimic testosterone. For males, the sideeffects can be withered testicles, sterility and breast growth. In women it can be the growth of facial hair.
Studies like this usually make us think twice about using steroids, but in many cases such studies are biased to begin with.
If you are a teen who is contemplating steroid use, please don’t start.
But if you are dead set on doing it anyway, please at least do your homework!