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Contraception and You


It’s Dr. DRAI and we’re still talking about your sexual health.  Being given sexual liberty doesn’t mean that we can squander it by being careless and unprotected. That privilege entails a lot of responsibility. This week, let’s chat about contraception.

Starting a family takes more than just the ability of one’s body to make a baby, it means being able to take care of the baby as it grows up. That is why contraceptive methods were created – to give people an option to have children when they’re ready and willing to become parents.

Birth control methods were created to prevent pregnancies by preventing ovulation from happening, preventing sperm cells from getting to an egg cell, and thickening the uterine lining to prevent implantation.  There are a variety of contraceptive options.

Here are some of the most commonly used contraceptive methods:

  • Oral contraceptive pills
  • Male condoms
  • Cervical caps
  • Intrauterine devices (IUD)
  • Spermicides
  • Tubal ligation
  • Vasectomy

Remember, most methods of contraception only prevent pregnancy, not STI’s. So, you still need to practice safe sex.

It is up to you and your doctor to determine which contraceptive option may be right for you. By all means, take the precautions necessary based on you and your partner’s specific family planning goals. Until next time #GYNEGirls and #Preggos…

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Dr. Drai

Dr. Drai

Dr. Draion M. Burch, DO (Dr. Drai) – a highly respected, board-certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist – is a nationally-recognized author, speaker, consultant, and go-to media expert on women’s health and transgender health issues. He travels the country to meet with women one-on-one and in groups to provide and instruct on healthcare. Although Dr. Drai may be requested to spread his medical expertise to all four corners of the U.S., he always makes time to genuinely help those in need. As a pragmatic physician who offers endless charisma, high energy, and a larger-than-life personality, his “bedside manner” makes it obvious why his patients have named Dr. Drai “America’s OBGYN.” Dr. Drai is the founder and chief medical advisor of DrDrai.com, where he discusses actionable ideas and real-world strategies to help women take control of their health. As an openly gay gynecologist he has patients flocking to him and his website for not only his medical expertise, but because of the security they feel in the way he cares for, relates to, and teaches women about subjects ranging from embarrassing vaginal care to serious sexual assault. His mission: Real medical advice, simplified. Dr. Drai takes his unique brand to the camera on his YouTube channel to spill his popular “Medical T” (TIPS) helping his self-titled #Preggos, #GYNEGirls and #GENTs pursue a healthier life. Dr. Drai’s on-point advice on off-the-wall questions about sexual health issues has many calling him a “sexpert.” Dr. Drai earned his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine degree from The Ohio University and completed his internship and residency at Michigan State University.

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