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Should my child take anabolic steroids?

Anabolic steroids should be used cautiously in children. The medications can slow or stop a child's growth. The steroids may cause girls to develop male features. They may cause boys to develop sexually too early. Consult your doctor to weigh the risks and benefits before giving your child anabolic steroids.

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