Truth: The truth is – it’s not. No anabolic steroid is safe when the endocrine system is developing or not fully mature. We have already touched on the effects on the HPTA (Hypothalamic Pituitary-Testicular Axis) and it causes some degree of suppression. This is magnified when Anavar is used by teens and those without a fully matured endocrine system and a baseline level of testosterone. It will cause damage, though, less than other anabolic steroids, but it can cause issues and if its used during young ages, use a lower dose of 20-30mg daily for males and limit use. Anavar will not cause stunted growth or loss of height during puberty as it does not directly influence estrogen levels or aromatase , but can due to testosterone inhibition cause changes.