New treatments of hyperandrogenism and hirsutism

D. L. Hock, D. B. 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
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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