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Are Steroids Unethical?

Postby MyNewPony » Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:38 am

I'm doing a presentation on Steroids and Athletes and I need to present both sides to the issue of steroid use in sports.

Can I get some opinions for and against steroid (anabolic) use? Thanks in advance.
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Re: Are Steroids Unethical?

Postby jlm53089 » Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:43 am

For- They work.
Against- They have side effects.
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Re: Are Steroids Unethical?

Postby TheRock » Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:03 am

Oh golly. Note sure many would really want to rehash that more than it's already been debated. Search "Bonds" and you'll find hundreds of pages.
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Re: Are Steroids Unethical?

Postby knapplc » Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:41 am

The Haters will get on their High Horses and Naively repeat what the Malicious Press write because they are Elitest Sheep.

I'm pretty sure that about covers it.
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Re: Are Steroids Unethical?

Postby Yoda » Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:54 am

Well first of all, they are illegal. Sort of depending on why you are using them.

Yes, they are unethical.

For - they can help boost performance in most cases.

Against - they are illegal and can affect your health negatively.
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Re: Are Steroids Unethical?

Postby Amazinz » Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:07 pm

against: The athelete using steroids encroaches on the rights of the athlete who does not.
for: The health risk today with proper supervision is minimal.
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Re: Are Steroids Unethical?

Postby killertofu2222 » Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:17 pm

just because they are illegal doesn't make then unethical.

smoking pot is illegal, does that make it unethical? especially when there are minimal health risks and NO reported deaths from usage.
Prescription drugs kill 300% more americans a year than illegal drugs. i think that is unethical.

on steroids...the only way i see them being unethical is because they help to gain an unfair advantage over competition in a profession where performance counts. i like to compare using steroids to insider trading if that makes any sense. There are better, safer ways to become a great athlete just as there are better, safer ways to make money.

However, if steroids were made and used wayyy back in the days of ruth and dimaggio, would we be having this debate today?
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Re: Are Steroids Unethical?

Postby WickedSmaat » Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:20 pm

They're good for medicinal use, for a quicker recovery. Or for staring at yourself in the mirror. Whichever you prefer.
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Re: Are Steroids Unethical?

Postby Yoda » Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:20 pm

They are illegal and against the rules. So yes, it is unethical to use them.
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Re: Are Steroids Unethical?

Postby Art Vandelay » Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:25 pm

killertofu2222 wrote:just because they are illegal doesn't make then unethical.

smoking pot is illegal, does that make it unethical? especially when there are minimal health risks and NO reported deaths from usage.
Prescription drugs kill 300% more americans a year than illegal drugs. i think that is unethical.

haha...who would have thought a guy with a Phish avatar would post something like this?

Anyway, steroids aren't unethical. Their use could potentially be unethical, but generally speaking, it's not.

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