Millions of women struggle with unwanted hair, which is frequently related to a hormonal condition known as hirsutism. In other cases, unwanted hair can emerge as hormonal levels shift, or when normal hair growth in women is considered “unwanted” by cultural beauty standards. Unwanted Hair and Hirsutism explores this serious problem for women, which has too often been cast aside as a “beauty issue.” Here, author Alison Amoroso defines the differences between “unwanted hair” and the medical problem of hirsutism. All available treatments and hair removal techniques are explored, including risks and benefits of each. Useful charts and illustrations, combined with accessible language, make this book a treasure trove for women of all ages who may be silently plagued by this health problem.