Learn about male-pattern baldness and sort through some of the myths.
Female pattern baldness
Female pattern baldness (or androgenetic alopecia) is the most common type of hair loss and thinning in women.
Hair transplantation is a treatment option for baldness. It’s a surgery which transfers hair from where it is thicker to hairless areas of the scalp.
Hair loss (known as alopecia) can be distressing, and while treatment sometimes helps, learning to live with alopecia may be the only option. Learn more here.
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Fear of finding out
The fear of finding out affects men’s health every day. This page contains video material from healthdirect's marketing campaign 'Fear of Finding Out'.
Trichotillomania is a psychiatric disorder that compels people to pull out their hair. Lasting for several months or many years, it can fluctuate in severity.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal condition that affects up to 1 in 10 girls and women in their reproductive years.
An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac in the ovary and is common in women with regular periods. Learn more about the symptoms and treatments.
Anabolic steroids can enhance sports performance and body image, but they are illegal in Australia unless prescribed by a doctor and can do long-term harm to your body.