• Question: why do some girls grow beard

    Asked by aaeb279 to Daniel, Christina on 24 Jan 2017.
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      Christina Obiero answered on 24 Jan 2017:

      Hi aaeb279, beards are primarily seen in men due to high levels of male hormones called androgens e.g. testosterone. During development, some females might experience hormonal imbalance leading to them having levels of testosterone that are higher than they should be in the body. This results in growth of facial hair with a pronounced beard.