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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


Birth Control Hair Thinning Statistics 

Women usually experience female pattern hair loss usually at the top of the head and the hair loss parting widens and the female hair thinning spreads throughout the rest of the head gradually as time goes on. 

Statistics show that more than 1 in 5 girls experience female hair loss due to hormonal birth control pills.  


Birth Control Hair Thinning Treatment Options

Birth control hair loss is temporary and only lasts about 6 months up to a year after you stop taking the hormonal birth control.    

If the hair loss is still there and doesn't stop, ask your doctor about taking minoxidil 2%. The medicine minoxidil is FDA approved and the only topical medicine hair loss treatment for women that is effective and safe. 

Be sure to ask your doctor about what other birth control options are available for you.

A list of birth control pills that have more estrogen and are less likely to cause female hair loss include: 

  • Desogen
  • Ortho Micronor
  • Ortho-Cept
  • Ortho-Cyclen
  • Ortho Tri-Cyclen
  • Nor-QD
  • Ovcon-35
  • brevicon (Modicon)
  • Ortho Novum 7/7/7
  • Tri-Norinyl

These other options may have other medicine side effects so ask your doctor about what those side effects are. A non-hormonal birth control might be the best option if hair loss runs in your family. 



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Article Sources: FDA  and  American Hair Loss Association 

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