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Men and women can suffer from alopecia. Why does it seem to be more damaging to women?

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Jada Pinkett Smith on the red carpet.

Jada Pinkett Smith on the red carpet. Alopecia affects peoples’ self-belief whether they are public figures or not. Source: Source: Arturo Holmes Getty Images


Published 13 May 2022 at 6:33pm
By sri dean
Presented by sri dean
Source: SBS

This year’s Academy Awards ceremony brought world attention to Jada Pinkett Smith’s alopecia. Over the years she has made no secret about the intense problems she has faced with hair loss. Research suggests that alopecia not only damages patients’ emotional and psychological health but also their relationships. This is particularly true for women.


Published 13 May 2022 at 6:33pm
By sri dean
Presented by sri dean
Source: SBS


Margaretha is a teacher in the Psychology Faculty at Airlangga University and a PhD candidate at Melbourne University.  She explains to Sri Dean how understandings about alopecia have changed over the years as well the extent to which hair is so important to a woman’s identity.

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Apolecia is a condition that affects a person’s auto-immune system and causes hair loss to the scalp and body.
Apolecia can have diverse physical and emotional and at present there really is no cure. Source: Source: Welshsk/Creative Commons



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