- Increased risk of prostate enlargement and cancer
- Decreased testicular size
- Gynecomastia (growth of breasts)
- Increased risk of cervical and endometrial cancer
- Increased risk of osteoporosis
- Irreversible enlargement of the clitoris
- Irreversible hoarsening and deepening of the voice
- Irreversible increase in facial and body hair
- Decreased breast size
- Uterine atrophy
Where can I find more information about Steroids?
Fact sheets on anabolic steroids, other illicit drugs, and related topics can be ordered free, in English and Spanish, by calling NIDA Infofax at 1-888-NIH-NIDA (1-888-644-6432) or, for those with hearing impairment, 1-888-TTY-NIDA (1-888-889-6432).
Information on steroid abuse also can be accessed through the NIDA Steroid Abuse Web Site (http://www.steroidabuse.org/). Information on illicit drugs in general can be accessed through NIDA’s home page (http://www.drugabuse.gov/) or by contacting the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) Web Site (http://www.health.org/).
NIDA: Research Report Series: Anabolic Steroid Abuse
Jon Daily, LCSW, CADC II