Are bald men more virile than their well thatched contemporaries?

Rodney D. Sinclair, Dallas R. English, Graham G. Giles

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Objective: To test the popular assertion that bald men are more virile than their well thatched contemporaries Design, participants and setting: Secondary analysis of data from a case- control study in a community setting between 1994 and 1997 among men below the age of 70 years, using in-person interviews and categorisation of baldness, with subsequent completion of a questionnaire by the participant. We analysed risk factors for baldness using unconditional logistic regression. Main outcome measures: Baldness; history of ejaculations between the ages of 20 and 49 years; total number of sexual partners. Results: There was no significant association between baldness and the frequency of ejaculations, but bald men were significantly less likely to have had more than four female sexual partners. Conclusions: In the population studied, bald men appear to be no more virile than their well thatched contemporaries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)811-812
Number of pages2
JournalThe Medical Journal of Australia
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes

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