Catherine, 29, 5'6", cropped hair, seriously pretty, with skin that makes you wish you'd been taking your multivitamins, is sipping mineral water and smoking in a West London bar. When she stands up to take a call on her mobile phone her jeans slip to her hips, revealing a flash of bottle-tanned, washboard stomach. The only curves you see are the contours of her muscular, Venus Williams arms.
To increase muscle strength and power beyond the natural limit, some people turn to substances like anabolic-androgenic steroids AAS. Anabolic refers to growth promotion, whereas androgenic refers to the development of male sex characteristics. This article reviews anabolic-androgenic steroids, including their uses, side effects, dangers, and legal status.
Clitoromegaly or macroclitoris  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 testosteroneand may also be referred to as clitoromegaly. The different grade of genital ambiguity is commonly measured by the Prader classification 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.
A variety of side effects can occur when anabolic steroids are misused, ranging from mild effects to ones that are harmful or even life-threatening. Most are reversible if the user stops taking the drugs. However, others may be permanent or semi-permanent. Most data on the long-term effects of anabolic steroids in humans come from case reports rather than formal epidemiological studies.
Enlargement is usually caused by sexual arousal, but there are a few conditions that may cause your clitoris to stay enlarged for a longer period of time. These symptoms may be due to an underlying infection or medical issue. Keep reading to learn more about what may be behind your symptoms and when you should make an appointment with your doctor.
Clitoral enlargement methods are forms of body modification that have the potential to enhance the size of the clitoris and increase sexual pleasure. Clitoral enlargement can be accomplished through a variety of means, each potentially having certain side effects and risks. The congenital or acquired medical condition known as clitoromegaly or macroclitoris, contrasts intentional enlargement of the clitoris, though any abnormal enlargement of the clitoris is sometimes referred to as clitoromegaly.
Mild itching of the clitoris can occur due to an increase in sensitivity from sexual arousal or stimulation. Persistent itching that arises outside of sexual activity or does not go away may signal an infection or health condition. The clitoris is a small, round part of the female anatomy that sits above the opening of the vagina.
Background: Prenatal androgen exposure can lead to variable virilization of external female genitalia. The lack of a consensus definition of clitoromegaly and the limited data available on normal steroid levels in female neonates makes its diagnosis difficult. Objective and hypotheses: The aims of this study were i to define reference sizes for external female genitalia in term and preterm neonates as a function of gestational age and birth weight; and ii to determine reference values for steroid hormones in female neonate serum. Method: We measured the clitoris length, width and the anogenital ratio for three-day-old female neonates born at a gestational age of 24 to 42 weeks.
A female gym junkie has revealed how she now looks like a man after developing a steroid addiction which mutated her body. Candice Armstrong, who used to be a pretty blonde, has been left with stubble, broad shoulders and a one-inch penis, after using the drug in a desperate attempt to improve her shape. The former London barmaid said her nightmare began two years ago when she joined a gym to improve her physique.