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is increased body hair growth in men a sign or symptom of virility?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Maybe but it depends: In answering your question, we have to agree (like former president clinton) to a definition of virility since that's more an adjective and less a medical term. Let's assume virility = masculinity, which one could say is distantly related to testosterone. Testosterone is converted into dihydrotestosterone (dht) which increases body hair (but decreases scalp hair). But don't forget genetics!
Answered on Sep 21, 2016
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