Can birth control cause permanent hair loss?

By Andrea Rodrigo.
Last Update: 12/07/2016

There is no scientific proof that contraception can cause permanent hair loss. However, hair loss is included as a side effect caused by the pill, although the loss is commonly minimal. It may not occur until after the woman has stopped taking it. Those whose family histories include hair loss are not recommended to use a method other than the pill.

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 Andrea Rodrigo
Andrea Rodrigo
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
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