Last updated on: 11/14/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Young Men's Health Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“The pressure to perform in high school and college sports continues to increase as student-athletes compete for scholarships and chase the dream of playing professionally. Unfortunately, some athletes at all levels of competition think that taking a performance-enhancing substance is an easy way to get ahead in sports. These substances can also cause serious health problems for the athletes who use them.”

“Steroids & Supplements: Information About Performance-Enhancing Substances,” Young Men’s Health website, Mar. 24, 2008

Description:

“Young Men’s Health is a website produced by the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Children’s Hospital Boston. The purpose of the website is to provide carefully researched health information to teenage boys and young men.”

“About Us,” Young Men’s Health website, Feb. 1, 2008

Mission:

“The mission of Young Men’s Health is to help teen boys improve their understanding of normal health and development, as well as of specific diseases and conditions. We want to empower teen boys and young men around the world to take an active role in their own health care.”

“About Us,” Young Men’s Health website, Feb. 1, 2008

Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. What Are Some Examples of Legal Performance Enhancing Substances that Athletes Are Allowed to Use?