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How does hair loss differ in men and women?

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Men may notice:

Women typically have a general hair thinning, especially at the crown of the head.

  • Thinning hair on the scalp
  • A receding hairline
  • A horseshoe-shaped pattern that leaves the crown of the head exposed

SOURCES: American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. American Academy of Family Physicians.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 15, 2017

SOURCES: American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. American Academy of Family Physicians.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 15, 2017

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