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Birth control is an important part of managing your reproductive and gynecological health. According to statistics published by the Guttmacher Institute and National Health Statistics Reports, 99 percent of sexually active women ages 15-44 have used some type of birth control. Every woman’s needs are different, which is why there is no one-size-fits-all birth control method. With help from Dr. Carolyn Ross Riley's North Dallas office, you can find the best contraceptive method for your needs!
The Importance and Benefits of Contraception
Birth control is an important issue for most women for a variety of reasons. The first consideration for many is family planning—some women, whether because of age or circumstances, don’t feel that they are ready for pregnancy, childbirth, and raising a child. For some patients, getting pregnant could cause or aggravate health issues, as well. Still, for others, certain types of birth control are taken to help regulate hormonal imbalances and make for more manageable periods.
Your Contraception Choices
At CornerStoneMD in North Dallas, you’ll sit down with your women's doctor and discuss a number of women’s gynecological and obstetric issues including contraception. These are some of the common birth control options available to women:
- Birth control pills (taken orally once per day).
- Depo-Provera injections (administered once every three months).
- Intrauterine devices (placed within the uterus for up to five years of birth control).
- Regular and consistent use of condoms.
Which Is Right for You?
The contraception that is right for you will depend on your lifestyle, health, and personal needs. For instance, if your goal is to avoid pregnancy with a committed partner and you are good at remembering to take medication daily, birth control pills may be ideal. If you need a solution that won’t require daily management and your doctor recommends an estrogen-free solution for health reasons, Depo-Provera shots may be right for you. If you are concerned about STD transmission, discuss condoms and an additional backup method of contraception with your gynecologist.
Discuss Contraception with Your Women’s Doctor
One reason why it’s a good idea to visit your gynecologist on a regular basis is that there may be new birth control methods and treatments available that will best fit your needs. Set a time to visit Dr. Carolyn Ross Riley at CornerStoneMD in North Dallas by calling (469) 801-8480 today!