Anabolic Steroid Induced Hypogonadism (ASIH)
The recurring controversy and politicization on the use of anabolic androgenic steroids
(AAS) has been front and center in the news headlines. Within the last month the release of
the book, “Wada MF, Williams, L. Game of Shadows: Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the
Steroids Scandal that Rocked Professional Sports. Gotham Books; March 23, 2006,”
precipitating Commissioner Bud Selig to name George J. Mitchell, former Senate majority
leader, to lead an investigation into what appears to be the sport’s long, and troubling,
involvement with steroids. This falls almost exactly one year after publication of the book,
“Canseco, J. Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant ‘Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big.
Regan Books; February 14, 2005.” Following within a month was the Government Reform
Committee Hearing, United States House of Representatives, on March 17, 2005. The
hearing was entitled “Restoring Faith in America’s Pastime: Evaluating Major League
Baseball’s Efforts to Eradicate Steroid Use.”[] The hearing was the first in a series of
hearings regarding steroid use in professional sports.
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