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What is the most common form of treatment for women with hirsutism and is does it work?
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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: Underlying cause
The first line is to treat the underlying cause: polycystic ovarian syndrome and congenital adrenal hyperplasia are 2 common disorders that include hirsutism. Idiopathic hirsutism (without underlying cause) is treated with a combined approach, which can include birth control pills, anti-androgenic oral drugs, and sometimes tweezing, shaving or electrolysis.

In brief: Underlying cause
The first line is to treat the underlying cause: polycystic ovarian syndrome and congenital adrenal hyperplasia are 2 common disorders that include hirsutism. Idiopathic hirsutism (without underlying cause) is treated with a combined approach, which can include birth control pills, anti-androgenic oral drugs, and sometimes tweezing, shaving or electrolysis.
Dr. Gerard Honore
Dr. Gerard Honore
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Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics
In brief: Hirsutism
Oral contraceptives contain Estrogens which increase a natural protein called shbg - sex hormone binding globulin.
This binds up testosterone and does not allow it to stimulate the hair follicle.

In brief: Hirsutism
Oral contraceptives contain Estrogens which increase a natural protein called shbg - sex hormone binding globulin.
This binds up testosterone and does not allow it to stimulate the hair follicle.
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Dr. Samuel Freedman
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