As a woman, you make few choices regarding your health and lifestyle that are as important and personal as birth control. There is no universal answer for which form of birth control is best. Choosing birth control is highly personal, and what may be best for others may not be best for you. There are several factors to consider when choosing birth control, including your health, your lifestyle, what you see for your future, and your personal preferences. When seeking birth control in Katy, Texas, women have come to trust Dr. Taryll Jenkins and the team at Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine. When you visit Dr. Jenkins, he will work with you on choosing the birth control method that best suits your specific needs. There are many options available, including something called a contraceptive patch.
A contraceptive patch is a form of a delivery system that is worn on your skin. You apply the transdermal patch onto your arm, and it gradually delivers hormones through your skin. The hormones are released steadily but at a low dose as you wear the patch. A contraceptive patch works on two fronts. First, it prevents your ovaries from releasing eggs. Second, your cervical mucus will become thicker and stop the easy flow of sperm.
A contraceptive patch is both reliable and convenient, but these are not the only benefits offered which could make it the best choice for you. Benefits include:
As with any medical treatment, the contraceptive patch is not the ideal birth control solution for every woman. Some reasons which you may decide on an alternative birth control solution include:
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.