This isn’t hair loss related, but it’s something I wanted to write about…
Bullying is one of the evils found in schools, and the spotlight has been placed on this topic as of late. When a young man develops adolescent gynecomastia, he often become the target for bullying and peer ridicule. This is common and often not a subject of focus between parent and child. I have just become aware of a suicide in a 16 year old boy who was the target of bullying when his peers found out that he had breast swelling. His parents did not recognize the social impact on his psyche.
Here’s a post on a gynecomastia forum that serves as a heart-wrenching example of the feelings of a man with breast enlargement, which may be a silent epidemic.
The good news for parents and men with gynecomastia who might read this post is that there is a simple surgical cure for this cosmetic defect. If you are so impacted, look to your communities for doctors who offer treatments.