Birth control hair loss might be part of the cause and reason for what seems to be an epidemic of female hair loss happening in women today.
Today alot more women tend to use hormonal birth control pills.
The American Hair Loss Association even warned women and teens that they may get female women's hair loss due to hormonal birth control pills.
In a statement made by the American Hair Loss Association in 2010 they are quoted as saying "It is imperative for all women especially for those who have a history of hair loss in their family to be made aware of the potentially devastating effects of birth control pills on normal hair growth."
What Causes Birth Control Hair Loss
The steroid hormone Levonorgestrel is one of the most common prescribed medications used in the many different forms for birth control, such as birth control pills, hormone injections, hormonal patches and hormonal IUD implants.
It causes hair loss due to the hormone causing women to have testosterone-like effects in the body such as shrinking hair follicles, which is ultimately causing hair loss in both women and teen girls.