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November 1968

The Ineffectiveness of Testosterone in Male Pattern Baldness

Arch Dermatol. 1968;98(5):512-514. doi:10.1001/archderm.1968.01610170072015

In a study of male pattern baldness 27 men used 1% testosterone propionate topically for 5 to 21 months with negative results. No patients demonstrated regrowth of hair. Approximately 50% of these patients subjectively noted decrease in rate of hair loss. This latter finding is difficult to evaluate, but is certainly not substantiated by scientific evidence.