Dr. Jenkins and his team offer personal and quality care for women in all phases of life with products and procedures for birth control in the Houston area, designed to meet each patient’s reproductive goals, lifestyle preferences, budget, and personal beliefs.
Condoms may the first type of contraception that come into mind. Barrier methods block the sperm from reaching an egg. Like their male counterparts, female condoms are made from a type of rubber and are placed to line the vagina. Effectiveness depends on many factors, including:
Besides condoms, birth control pills probably come to mind. These hormonal methods contain either progestin or estrogen and progestin to stop the eggs from leaving the ovaries or to prevent sperm from reaching eggs by thickening the cervical mucus. NuvaRing is a combination hormonal method, containing both estrogen and progestin. Once you place the ring in your vagina, it releases a low dose of hormones continuously on a four-week cycle (three weeks in, one week out) to prevent pregnancy.
You may opt for a nonsurgical outpatient procedure such as Nexplanon®, which releases the progestin hormone etonogestrel. Inserted underneath the skin on the inside of your upper arm, this flexible insert can prevent pregnancy for up to three years. Afterward, you can have a new insert implanted.
Still other procedures include Intrauterine Devices for long-term pregnancy prevention of up to 10 years. Mirena and Skyla contain hormones that prevent sperm from reaching the uterus. Paragard releases copper to produce an inflammatory reaction that prevents fertilization.
Call 855-346-8610 for a consultation.
We offer general care, gynecology, and obstetrics services that span all stages of a woman's life. Dr. Taryll L. Jenkins, MD received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and Doctorate of Medicine from Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, TN. He completed his residency training at the University of Texas and Hermann Hospital, TX and is Board-certified from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, with years of research experience.
Having graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelors of Science in Biological Chemistry in 2011, Dr. Stephanie Roy received her Doctor of Medicine Degree in 2015 from the University of Texas Medical Branch. Today she is a leading Board-certified physician who works hard to provide you and your family with high quality services. In addition to spending time at the practice, Dr. Roy possesses extensive volunteer experience in the community. She was also a tutor at the Medical Careers Diversity Program in 2012 and since then has spent her free time volunteering for the St. Vincent’s Clinic.
Dr. Tiffany Ikwuagwu is passionate about caring for the diverse communities in Katy and Houston, TX. Having completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Houston, her medical degree at the Baylor College of Medicine, and her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the McGovern Medical School, she worked as principal investigator on a research project with Dr. Nana Ankumah at UT Houston. A member of the American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Dr. Ikwuagwu has served in several leadership roles and has made many contributions to the community.
Yara Ramirez, MD earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Baylor University and her doctorate in medicine from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston where she also completed her residency. She won the Resident Teaching Award from UTMB’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for two consecutive years.
Dr. Ramirez has researched extensively on many obstetrics-related topics. She has been a Junior Fellow Representative for the UTMB Residency Program and a Medical Student Education Committee Member at the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has volunteered for various local and foreign community programs. Her fluency in Spanish and French is an asset to her organization.
Nadia Alexander is a Board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a Master’s of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center. With seven years of experience in women’s health and a focus on obstetrics and ambulatory gynecology (vaginitis, UTI, and vaginal bleeding), she provides quality, compassionate care to patients in various stages of reproductive life. She is fluent in English and Spanish and is the lead contact for our Telehealth service.