Losing It

Forty percent of men over the age of 35 lose their hair, and they don't all think it's a joke.

Among them is Martin Plimmer, who in this programme examines the psychology of baldness and learns how reactions can range from grudging acceptance to thoughts of suicide.

One man lost his hair and then his wife; others mortgage the house to finance hugely expensive, but ineffective treatments.

Plus, the one drug which might offer some reprieve from the tyranny of male-pattern baldness, turns out to also reduce sex drive.

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Forty percent of men over the age of 35 lose their hair, and they don't all think it's a joke.

Among them is Martin Plimmer, who in this programme examines the psychology of baldness and learns how reactions can range from grudging acceptance to thoughts of suicide.

One man lost his hair and then his wife; others mortgage the house to finance hugely expensive, but ineffective treatments.

Plus, the one drug which might offer some reprieve from the tyranny of male-pattern baldness, turns out to also reduce sex drive.