When doctors transplant a patient's own hair they take a small strip of hair and scalp from the back of the head. The hair here belongs to bodily hair. The follicles are resistant to male hormones and produce hair throughout a person's lifetime.
Former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli has been sent to jail for soliciting assault, when he encouraged followers to steal a strand of Hillary Clinton's hair. A federal judge deemed him a threat to the community.
In a village near New Delhi, three women went "mysteriously" unconscious at the same time and woke up to discover their hair was chopped. DW examines the interplay between superstitions and psychological issues in India.
Indian police have launched a probe into bizarre attacks on women, after dozens of victims reported waking up to find their hair cut off. Some of the victims believe supernatural beings sneaked into their homes.
Women who wear headscarves are oppressed in male-dominated societies, according to popular belief in the West. While Rim Dawa says her home country of Syria is too patriarchal, the issue is not that simple.
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