New treatments of hyperandrogenism and hirsutism

D. L. Hock, David Seifer

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Abstract

Approximately 5% to 8% of the female population demonstrates some form of hirsutism, the presence of prominent facial and body hair caused by excessive androgen effect. Treatment methods are classified into three categories: (1) hormonal suppression consisting of medical therapy to decrease androgen production, (2) the administration of antiandrogens to block the androgen effect at the hair follicle, and (3) physical methods of hair removal. Most patients require a combination of medical and physical therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)567-581
Number of pages15
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
Volume27
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Hyperandrogenism
Hirsutism
Androgens
Hair Removal
Androgen Antagonists
Hair Follicle
Hair
Therapeutics
Population

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New treatments of hyperandrogenism and hirsutism. / Hock, D. L.; Seifer, David.

In: Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America, Vol. 27, No. 3, 2000, p. 567-581.

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Hock, D. L. ; Seifer, David. / New treatments of hyperandrogenism and hirsutism. In: Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America. 2000 ; Vol. 27, No. 3. pp. 567-581.
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