Essay Anabolic Androgenic Steroids ( Aas )

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Kanayama, Gen,M.D., PhD., and Pope, Harrison G,Jr., M.D. "Misconceptions about
Anabolic-Androgenic Steroid Abuse." Psychiatric Annals 42.10 (2012): 371-5.ProQuest.
Web. 29 Apr. 2016.
In this article Kanayama explains the misconceptions about anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS). Kanayama wrote about six important misconceptions about the abuse of anabolic steroids. Some of these six are “1) AAS are abused primarily by athletes; 2) AAS abuse is particularly prevalent among teenagers; 3) quite a few girls and women abuse AAS”(Kanayama). I believe that Kanayama’s argument is very effective because he used many statistics to support his argument. Also, many of Kanayama’s ideas are very realistic, easily understood and accepted. For example, Kanayama wrote, “Moreover, the non-athlete users had used AAS in higher doses and for longer periods than their athlete counterparts”. For me, this is realistic because many people abuse steroids for their personal gain, and they don’t have to be athletes. I will not be using this article in my essay.

Osta, Rabih El, et al. "Anabolic Steroids Abuse and Male Infertility." Basic and Clinical
Andrology 26 (2016)ProQuest. Web. 29 Apr. 2016.
In this article, Osta uses many statistics and information about anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) to support his argument. Not only does Osta uses domestic statistics, but also global ones, which strengthen his argument even more. Osta writes, “By contrast, AAS use is rare in Eastern Asia.…

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