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How can oral contraceptives affect hair loss in women?

Women who take oral contraceptives can experience hair loss. If you or someone in your family is sensitive to hormonal changes, you might be at increased risk for hair loss due to oral contraceptive use. Speak with your doctor if you notice hair loss. There are alternatives that you can take such as a low-androgen birth control pill.

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