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Consequences of the Use of Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids on Female Athletes’ Fertility

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Evidence suggests that many athletes use anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS), especially those who practice strength modalities. In recent years, regrettably, the use of AAS has spread among many women athletes. Besides being a prohibited practice, the use of AAS can influence negatively the health of these athletes. Among these numerous negative effects, evidence supports the abuse of steroids can adversely affect the fertility and reproductive organs of women severely.

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  • Female fertility
  • Anabolic-androgenic steroids
  • Exercise
  • Female reproductive system

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García-Manso, J., Valverde Esteve, T. (2016). Consequences of the Use of Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids on Female Athletes’ Fertility. In: Vaamonde, D., du Plessis, S., Agarwal, A. (eds) Exercise and Human Reproduction. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-3402-7_14

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