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    (NECN) - Alex Rodriguez is fighting his suspension by Major League Baseball, but 13 other players have accepted their punishment, in effect admitting to widespread abuse of performance enhancing drugs.

    Dr. Michael O'Brien deals with the consequences of P.E.D. abuse in young athletes.

    Dr. O'Brien, who practices sports medicine at Boston Children's Hospital, says P.E.D. abuse is rising, especially among female athletes.

    Broadside: PED abuse in young athletes

    [NECN] Broadside: PED abuse in young athletes
    Dr. Michael O'Brien weighs in on the consequences of performance enhancing drug use in teens
    (Published Tuesday, May 13, 2014)

    "And that may be a trend as these valuable scholarships are available and women are competing for these valuable scholarships," he says.

    Watch the attached video for the complete interview.