So I just read that if you have a family history of hair loss you should not use birth control pills because this will make Androgenetic Alopecia appear much sooner. I'm mad, because my doctor never mentioned this when I put my daughter on them for cramps. I'm sure that's why she has Androgenetic Alopecia now. If I had known, I would NEVER had done this. I feel such guilt it is unbelievable. I went on them at 14 and never had hair loss until 32. I had no way of knowing this. I thought Androgenetic Alopecia was an older person thing, not for teenagers. Now I'm stuck, if I pull her off she still has Androgenetic Alopecia and it will cause a dred shed and if I switch her, it may cause a shed or make it worse. She started desogen in December and now is very very thin. I'm so angry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :badmood: Moms, do not allow your girls to use birth control. The ped says pull her off, the derm says to switch her and the endo says to keep her on a low androgen pill. That's what desogen is. What do I do? I made a decision that cost her her hair :sobbing: I thought I was doing the right thing to help with cramps. I should have done my research first. I'm so mad at myself. I should have made her wait until she was 18. I just didn't want to see her in pain anymore and all her friends were going on them. I didn't know about the birth control/hair loss connection. I'm on bc to help hair loss. I have heard horrible things about yasmin and I'm scared to change it.