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Title: It's not all gym junkies and 'roid rage' - people use steroids for a variety of reasons
Contributor(s): van de Ven, Katinka  (author)orcid ; Mulrooney, Kyle J D  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2019-05-20
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: Most media reports would have you believe steroid users are predominantly young men suffering a “crisis of male ego” who are on a “deadly crusade to get ripped”. The focus tends to be on health harms and the danger associated with using these substances. After critically assessing the research in this field, we found people use steroids for a variety of reasons. And while steroid use does carry risks, not all users will develop personal problems or cause harm to others.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: The Conversation, v.Health + Medicine
Publisher: The Conversation Media Group Ltd
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 2201-5639
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 160299 Criminology not elsewhere classified
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
160510 Public Policy
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 440201 Causes and prevention of crime
441011 Sociology of health
420606 Social determinants of health
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 920401 Behaviour and Health
940499 Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified
920504 Men's Health
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 230403 Criminal justice
200201 Determinants of health
200413 Substance abuse
HERDC Category Description: C3 Non-Refereed Article in a Professional Journal
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