If you’re sexually active but want to avoid pregnancy, board-certified OB/GYN De Shawndranique Gray, MD, and her experienced team in Dallas, Texas, offer solutions. They provide advanced short-acting, long-acting, and sterilization birth control to meet your personalized needs. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Gray by calling the office or using the online booking tool today.
Birth control is a treatment that helps you avoid becoming pregnant when you’re sexually active. Birth control works in a number of ways: by preventing sperm from reaching your eggs, by preventing the ovaries from releasing eggs, or by permanently preventing pregnancy with sterilization. The right birth control option for you is based on your lifestyle, future pregnancy plans, and preferences.
Dr. Gray and her team offer numerous birth control options to match your needs, including:
Birth control pills are safe, effective, and convenient. They are cost-effective and easy to obtain with a prescription. You must remember to take a pill every day.
A birth control patch is a tiny patch that sticks to your skin to prevent pregnancy. It’s safe, effective, convenient, and cost-effective, and it’s easy to obtain with a prescription.
NuvaRing® is a tiny ring you place in your vagina once monthly. It’s safe, convenient, cost-effective, and easy to obtain with a prescription.
IUDs are tiny, T-shaped devices that Dr. Gray can insert into your uterus to prevent pregnancy. They must be inserted by a health care provider but can last two to ten years. IUDs are removable if you’d like to become pregnant.
Mirena® is a special IUD that can prevent pregnancy for up to five years. It also helps reduce heavy periods and is covered by most insurance companies.
Paragard® is an IUD wrapped with natural copper. It’s hormone-free and can prevent pregnancy for up to 10 years. A simple monthly self-check is required, and it’s covered by most insurances.
Implanon is a matchstick-sized rod that Dr. Gray inserts in your upper arm just beneath the skin to prevent pregnancy. It’s safe, convenient, effective, and can last up to three years.
Common sterilization procedures (permanent birth control) for women include a hysterectomy and tubal ligation or occlusion.
The right birth control option for you depends on your lifestyle and whether you’d like to have children in the future. Dr. Gray reviews the pros and cons of each method to find one that matches your personalized needs.
Don’t take a chance of becoming pregnant when you’re not ready. Schedule a birth control consultation with Dr. Gray by calling the office or booking online today.