I’ve been on Alesse and Yasmin birth control, and both have caused me to have hair loss…

… I was wondering if this means that all types of hormonal birth control would have the same effect for me.

Great question! Actually, hair loss is not medically related to birth control pills at all!  According to the Mayo Clinic, hair loss can occur for many reasons, including: skin disorders, hormonal imbalance, physical or emotional stress, thyroid problems, tightly-pulled hairstyles, and alopecia. It’s a good idea to see your regular doctor for an evaluation. In the meantime, be sure to keep using a reliable birth control method if you’re sexually active!  Visit Teen Clinic if you’re interested in talking to someone about different birth control options.