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A 31-year-old member asked:

I thought birth control reduces excessive body hair but i read online the opposite?

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Dr. PAUL EUNanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
It does: All birth control pills can help combat hirsutism (excessive hair growth) by binding male hormones (androgen) thereby decreasing its biological activity. However, it will not cause loss of existing hair.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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