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:
- Ortho Micronor
- Ortho Tri-Cyclen
- brevicon (Modicon)
- Ortho Novum 7/7/7
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.