Can birth control pills help with hirsutism?


Birth Control Pills can be a reason behind hirsutism if you are taking them over a period of time. Birth Control pills increase the levels of certain hormones that can result in the occurrence of this disease.

Hirsutism is a very common, often troublesome disorder in which a person develops a large amount of hair growth. It can have an impact on 5-10% fertile women. Women will usually develop coarse, dark hair growth on the upper lip, chin, chest, abdomen, or back.

Hirsutism is a treatable disorder. So, you do not have to worry. Contact your doctor immediately.


Hirsutism is a disease where male-pattern hair is grown in a woman's face and body, like the mustache and beard area. Androgens, sex hormones in men is responsible for this condition. Woman have low level of androgens and exceess of androgens in woman causes hair growth. Hormonal contraception can be effective in this case and reduce the levels of free androgen.

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