Steroids and enlargement of clitoris

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Research and psychiatrist Ingrid Amalia Havnes interviewed female bodybuilders and has looked into how their use of certain doping substances has impacted them physically, psychologically and socially. Havnes explored what caused the women to start using anabolic-androgenic steroids AAS , the resulting side effects and how they dealt with the adverse effects. The women encounter plenty of stigmatization. Many of the women were ashamed and suffered social problems linked to several of the side effects. But they could also feel what they deemed the positive effects from using these artificial testosterones.

Anabolic steroid use and perceived effects in ten weight-trained women athletes

Anabolic steroid use and perceived effects in ten weight-trained women athletes

The term can also be applied to a genetic abnormality known as a macroclitoris , which causes baby girls to be born with large protrusions or swellings on or around the clitoral region. Women who intentionally try to enlarge this part of their body are usually trying to increase their sexual pleasure; the clitoris is one of the most sensitive and excitable parts of the female body. Some women use pumps to try to enlarge the space themselves, or they may also undergo hormone therapy to encourage growth. A pump is usually the simplest method for women to achieve clitoris enlargement, sometimes also known as clitoromegaly. These devices are widely available to purchase online or in some adult-oriented shops and can be used at home. Results of using one of these devices can vary based on individual anatomy , the frequency and rigor of use, and existing clitoris size. They work by putting pressure on the tissues surrounding the clitoris, which can cause swelling and enlargement — at least in the short term.

Anabolic Steroids

Anabolic steroids are synthetic substances similar to the male hormone testosterone. Doctors prescribe them to treat problems such as delayed puberty and other medical problems that cause the body to make very low amounts of testosterone. Steroids make muscles bigger and bones stronger. They also may cause puberty to start and can help some boys who have a genetic disorder to grow more normally.
Clitoromegaly or macroclitoris [1] is an abnormal enlargement of the clitoris that is mostly congenital or acquired, though deliberately induced clitoris enlargement as a form of female genital body modification is achieved through various uses of anabolic steroids, including testosterone. The different grade of genital ambiguity is commonly measured by the Prader classification , [6] which ranges, in ascending order of masculinisation, from 1 : female external genitalia with clitoromegaly through 5 : pseudo-phallus looking like normal male external genitalia. Clitoromegaly is a rare condition and can be either present by birth or acquired later in life.