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Bald German loses fight for state-financed toupee
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Bald German loses fight for state-financed toupee

Source: Reuters

DRESDEN, Germany, July 20 (Reuters) - Bald men in Germany have no entitlement to state support for toupees, a court ruled on Wednesday.

Throwing out a legal challenge by a bald 46-year-old man, the court said the state was not discriminating against men even though health insurance covers the cost of wigs for women.

"In contrast to women, the involuntary loss of hair among men is common and accepted as nothing out of the ordinary," the court ruled, rejecting the suit from the man who said he suffered because of his baldness.

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