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A 29-year-old male asked:

is female pattern balding and male pattern balding the same thing? are the causes the same?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Similar: Androgenetic hair loss related to hormones and genetics are quite different for men and for women. Also each individual will have their own variation. With men it begins as a teen and progresses for 20 years or more. Women begin later. Pregnancy, birth control, and menopause are factors. Women thin out on top but do not become completely bald.

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