Birth Control and Hair Loss

Which birth control pills cause hair loss? For many women, it’s a frustrating question to consider. Prescription medicines always have the risk of causing side effects, so it’s important to speak with a physician who may help you find the best option. According to the American Hair Loss Association, women who fear hair loss should look for a birth control medicine with a low androgen index. Choosing such a medication has the ability to prevent pregnancy while also minimizing the impact of androgens like DHT, one of the main causes of hair loss. By the same token, women may also wish to avoid contraceptive pills (and other instruments) that have a high androgen index. Birth control pills that have a high androgen index are most likely to increase androgens like DHT, which may contribute to alopecia (hair loss). Learn More: For a list of the AHLA’s top 20 low androgen index birth control options, visit this article on the Miami Hair Blog. http://blog.miamihair.com/hair-loss-research/birth-control-pills-and-hair-loss.html

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