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Some contraceptive pills work by restricting ovarian androgen production. Androgens are involved in producing dihydrotestosterone, DHT, which in turn shrinks hair follicles in the scalp. By reducing the amount of androgens put in the system, certain types of birth control pills can actually help slow down hair loss in addition to working as a contraceptive.

It is important that you make sure to ask for a low androgen index birth control pill if you choose to employ this method. Taking high androgen index birth control pills can actually speed up the balding process. Ask your doctor if this method of hair loss treatment would be right for you as taking a hormone supplement of any kind can have serious side effects.


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