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Livestock steroid is rife in Bangladesh brothels

Use of an over-the-counter steroid, Oradexon, is rife in the brothels of Bangladesh, where sex workers in their early teens are given the drug by madams to make them gain weight and give the appearance that the girls are healthier and older than they actually are. The steroid — which is administered by farmers to fatten livestock and prescribed by doctors to treat inflammation and allergies in humans — has dangerous side effects.

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