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Table 1 Self-reported motives for using AAS/clenbuterol in eight female users of AAS

From: Recruitment to doping and help-seeking behavior of eight female AAS users

Subject Athletics Motives for starting AAS
K1 Strength training/competition in bodybuilding Wants to increase performance. Lives with AAS using boyfriend
K2 Strength training/competition in bodybuilding Her boyfriend uses AAS and insisted her to take clenbuterol even though she did not want to. Planning to use AAS
K3 Strength training To increase muscle size and decrease fat
K4 Strength training To increase performance, Convinced by AAS using boyfriend
K5 Strength training, Group training, Works in a gym Recommendation from her ex-partner which was a AAS user
K6 Playing handboll and other sports Have been tricked by her father who used AAS to take clenbuterol for weight loss
K7 Strength training/competition in bodybuilding Convinced by AAS using boyfriend
K8 Strength training/competition in bodybuilding Convinced by AAS using boyfriend