Birth Control Specialist

Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates of Dallas

OB/GYNs located in Dallas, TX

Birth control is one of the best ways you can take charge of your reproductive health as a woman. Regardless of what type you want, the experts at Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates of Dallas can help you choose a birth control method that works for your health and your lifestyle. Book an appointment and get started today.

Birth Control Q & A

Which birth control method is right for me?

The advances in modern medicine and technology have made it possible to choose from many different types of birth control. At Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates of Dallas, your physician can help you decide on a birth control plan based on your health history, your age, your goals, and your lifestyle.

Important questions to ask yourself when choosing a birth control method include:

  • Do I plan on becoming pregnant in the future?
  • Can I use this method of birth control effectively every single time?
  • Do I have a backup method of birth control?

It’s essential to understand all your options and to make the best decision for your long-term health and safety.

What types of birth control are available?

Regardless of your age, lifestyle, health status, or sexual habits, your physician at Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates of Dallas can help you find an effective birth control method that fits your situation.

Birth control options include:

  • Condoms: male and female condoms offer a barrier method that prevents pregnancy
  • Oral contraception: “the pill,” taken daily; contains hormones that prevent ovulation
  • IUD (intrauterine device): a small, t-shaped device your physician implants into your uterus that prevents an egg from being fertilized; hormonal and copper versions are available
  • Birth control patch: delivers hormones to your body to prevent ovulation
  • Diaphragm: a small cup that sits over the cervix and acts as a barrier to sperm; can be used with spermicide
  • Vaginal ring: a small ring you insert into your vagina that delivers localized hormones to your uterus to prevent pregnancy

What can I expect after I start taking birth control?

If you choose a hormonal method of birth control, like the pill or the patch, you need to wait at least seven days before having unprotected sex, sometimes even longer.

Some women experience side effects from hormonal birth control, so talk to your physician if your symptoms don’t go away within a few weeks, or you feel you need to try a different method.

All types of birth control can prevent conception, but there is always a risk of pregnancy. Birth control also does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases or infections. Make sure you understand exactly how to use your chosen method of birth control effectively.

To make an appointment, call the office today. For an appointment at the Dallas location, you can also book online using the one-click scheduler.