Peds Should Not Be Allowed In Sports

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Performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) should be legal for healthy adults and athletes. From a moral perspective, there are minimal valid reasons why adults and athletes should not be allowed to take PEDs. From an ethical view, however, athletes should not be allowed to take any substance that may give them an advantage over others. It is important to establish the difference between ethics and morals. Ethics are moral principles that govern a person’s or group 's behavior. Morals are a lesson, especially one concerning what is right or prudent, that can be derived from a story, a piece of information, or an experience ( Morals are a personal view while ethics refers to people as a whole and how they should act. The idea…show more content…
Negative effects of PED use include baldness, liver damage, acne, “roid rage”, and other physical and psychological effects. ("Effects of Performance-Enhancing) Death however, is not one of the potential risks of using PEDs, making it safer than many other substances that one may put into their body (alcohol, drugs). PEDs do not harm society, only the individual (Dillingham). It is foolish to say that it puts individuals at risk when they are already encouraging one another to hit one another as hard as they can. In addition, any human that is smaller than another is already at a disadvantage. For those who argue that it is unnatural, what is natural about wearing glasses or having surgery to make yourself better? (Clayton, Foddy, and Savulescu) There is no reason an adult should not be able to take…show more content…
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