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Why don't women go bald?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Hair is under the delicate control of sex-based hormones, including testosterone. That's why men have beards and hair on their chests and male-pattern baldness on their heads, and women don't. Women can have diffuse hair thinning, however, which can be caused by a variety of conditions.

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