Do birth control pills cause hair fall in women? - QR 678

Yes, birth control pills can cause hair fall. The combination of elements in birth control pills causes the hair follicles to move to the resting (telogen) phase too quickly causing the hair to thin and fall. This condition is termed as telogen effluvium and if you have a family history of baldness you must consult a dermatologist before you start on birth control pills and ask specifically for low androgen pills. Hair loss because of birth control pills is temporary and it usually stops a few weeks after you stop taking the pills.