Psychological Problems in the Treatment of Idiopathic Hirsutism with the Antiandrogen Cyproterone Acetate

  • H. Appelt
Conference paper


Hirsutism must be seen both as an endocrine problem and as an psychological one. To the affected women hair growth over the body is disturbing on several levels: Is there a disease? Is sexuality or gender identity changing? Is social acceptance altered? Is fertility impaired?


Cortisol Dehydroepiandrosterone Cyproterone 


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