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Hormone use impacts hair loss in transgender adults

Key clinical point: Use of hormone therapy had a significant impact on scalp and hair loss in trans men who used masculinizing hormones.

Major finding: Scalp hair loss or hair thinning was reported by 65% of trans women, 43% of trans men, and 35% of nonbinary individuals.

Study details: The data come from a cross-sectional study including 991 adults self-identifying as gender minorities.

Disclosures: The researchers had no financial conflicts to disclose, and no sources of study funding were reported.


Marks D et al. Br J Dermatol. 2019 May 3. doi: 10.1111/bjd.18099.