I kind of disagree. I think Androgenetic Alopecia has its roots (pun!) in synthetic hormones. I know I would not be here today if I by-passed them in the first place. No one in my family suffers with hair loss (including the men)...none of the women in my family (going far back) ever took bcp. I think the rates of female hair loss (pre-menopausal) went up significantly with the onset of the pill. But,once again this is just my opinion.