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Is female pattern hair loss related to male pattern baldness?

Yes, in both men and women, pattern hair loss is thought to be influenced by both genes and androgen hormones. Although the androgens are often associated with male development, they also play an important role in several other functions in both sexes, such as sex drive and hair growth. As men produce and respond to androgens in a different way to women, the pattern of hair loss is also different.

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Author: Lauren Donley BSc (Hons)
First answered: 06 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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Category: Alopecia (hair loss)

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