- Bald Girls Do Lunch conducted an online survey for adults identifying as female and having any type of alopecia areata.
- 181 completed surveys were received from respondents in the United States and Canada.
Alopecia Areata: The shame and embarrassment of this disease devastates the lives of too many women and girls when treatments do not work. Since 2007 Bald Girls Do Lunch has connected with over 3,000 to restore self-confidence and conquer isolation. With requests for meet-ups in every state and beyond the USA, Bald Girls is answering the plea for women to find others for community and support. From intimate groups to style workshops to restoring her looks, BGDL puts women on the track to normalcy and living well with this disease. Learn more...
Bald Girls Do Lunch conducted an online survey of self-selected adults identifying as female and having any type of alopecia areata.
Which of the following are feelings or challenges you have encountered at any time in living with alopecia areata? Check all that have ever applied to you.
|72.9||Frustration that there are no treatments to help me|
|67.2||Worrying that people are staring at me|
|65.0||Worrying that people think I’m wearing a wig|
|64.4||Wishing I was normal|
|64.4||Fearing that my wig will come off or look fake in windy weather|
|63.3||Wishing I was attractive as I used to be|
|62.1||Feeling uncomfortable that people assume I am a cancer patient|
|52.5||Afraid that my spouse or partner no longer finds me attractive|
|49.2||Feeling like a freak|
|47.5||Explaining that I am not going through chemotherapy|
|44.1||Dealing with friends or family who think they know what treatments I should try|
|41.8||Worrying that my hair will fall out again after regrowth|
|41.2||Feeling that I will not attract a mate|
|40.7||No longer doing activities I once enjoyed|
|23.6||All other responses|