'Hirsutism': a psychological analysis.

@article{Keegan2003HirsutismAP,
  title={'Hirsutism': a psychological analysis.},
  author={Anna Keegan and Lih-Mei Liao and Mary E Boyle},
  journal={Journal of health psychology},
  year={2003},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={
          327-45
        }
}
Hirsutism, i.e. 'excess' body hair in the 'male' distribution, is a medical term applied only to women. Although associated with social and psychological difficulties including anxiety, social avoidance and a confusion of gender identity and although it raises important gender issues, there has been little systematic study. No prior research has focussed on the relationship between women's perceived degree of hirsutism and psychological distress. A survey of 53 women with polycystic ovary… CONTINUE READING

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