Dermatologic DisordersHair Loss in WomenHARFMANN, KATYA L. MD*; BECHTEL, MARK A. MD† Author Information *The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio †Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine-Clinical, Ohio State University, College of Medicine, Gahanna, Ohio The authors declare that they have nothing to disclose. Correspondence: Mark Bechtel, MD, 540 Officenter Place, Suite 240, Gahanna, OH. E-mail: [email protected] Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology: March 2015 - Volume 58 - Issue 1 - p 185-199 doi: 10.1097/GRF.0000000000000081 Buy Metrics Abstract Hair loss is a common cause of morbidity for many women. As a key member of the woman’s health care team, the obstetrician/gynecologist may be the first person to evaluate the complaint of hair loss. Common types of nonscarring hair loss, including female pattern hair loss and telogen effluvium, may be diagnosed and managed by the obstetrician/gynecologist. A systematic approach to diagnosis and management of these common forms of hair loss is presented. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.