Tory MP Nadine Dorries, who is suffering from alopecia, says men react very differently to women when they lose their hair.
She told Daybreak: “When men go bald and when they lose their hair, what they tend to do is have a mid-life crisis and go out and have an affair.
“But what women tend to do is to actually go into their houses and lock their door.”
She added: “The worse part is every morning you wake up and look in the mirror – that actually does make you cry every morning.
“That’s the worst part – it’s a bit like your femininity is going down the shower, it’s going down the plughole…
“I’m terrified it’s going to get worse, because it’s getting so thin… it’s an absolute confidence-stealer.”