ERIC Number: ED496052
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Eradicating Steroid Use, Part IV: Examining the Use of Steroids by Young Women to Enhance Athletic Performance and Body Image. Hearing Before the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, First Session, (June 15, 2005) Serial No. 109-38
US House of Representatives
The Committee on Government Reform heard testimony from several medical experts who believe that steroid use by young women is an underreported problem, and that a great deal more research and scientific evidence are needed to more accurately quantify its pervasiveness. Dr. Diane Elliot, professor of medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, detailed the successes of the ATHENA prevention program (Athletes Targeting Healthy Exercise and Nutrition Alternatives), which is designed for middle- and high school-aged girls. Kelli White, a former world champion sprinter, testified on coming clean about her use of steroids and her subsequent regrets, and Mari Holden, a world-class cyclist, discussed the pressures that clean athletes face in competing in an environment where their rivals may be taking performance-enhancing drugs. Other statements were presented by Dr. Todd Schlifstein, clinical instructor, New York University School of Medicine; Dr. Harrison Pope, professor of psychiatry, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA; Dr. Charles Yesalis, professor of health policy and administration, the Pennsylvania State University; Dr. Avery Faigenbaum, professor of health and exercise science, the College of New Jersey. Also included in this document are letters, statements, etc., submitted for the record.
Descriptors: Prevention, Females, Athletes, Government Role, Position Papers, Substance Abuse, Hearings, Federal Legislation, Program Effectiveness, Secondary School Students, Psychological Studies, Drug Education, Intervention
US House of Representatives. Washington, DC 20515. Available from: U.S. Government Printing Office, 732 N. Capitol Street, Washington DC 20401. Tel: 866-512-1800; Fax: 202-512-2104; Web site: http://gpoaccess.gov
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Government Reform.