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Options for birth control in Katy, TX – Intrauterine device

Best Birth Control at Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine in Katy Tx

Selecting the best method of birth control is a very personal choice. It can also be a confusing one. It is important to understand your options. For long-term, but not permanent, birth control many women choose an intrauterine device (IUD), such as Mirena.

What is Mirena IUD?

This is a small, flexible, plastic device in a “T” shape. It is placed in the uterus, for uninterrupted birth control lasting five years. Mirena is not available over the counter; it must be placed by a physician or other qualified health care provider.

Mirena is a multifaceted approach to birth control. This one simple device works in several ways to help prevent pregnancy. Similar to contraceptive patches, it continuously releases a low level of levonorgestrel, which mimics a naturally occurring hormone. It may also cause the lining of the uterus to become thinner and the cervical mucus thicker. The presence of an IUD also inhibits the movement of sperm toward the egg, reducing chances of fertilization.

Is it right for you?

It is important to remember that IUD devices do not offer protection from sexually transmitted diseases. Additionally, if you have certain medical conditions, such as fibroids or uterine cancer, an IUD may aggravate the condition. Dr. Jenkins can explain the wide variety of birth control options, and help you choose what is best for your situation.

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Mirena may be recommended if you want long-term, hassle free birth control without committing to permanent sterilization. It is safe and highly effective for most women. There are several advantages to this birth control option including:

  • Uninterrupted protection, eliminating the risk of forgetting
  • Easy and convenient pregnancy prevention for five years
  • Inexpensive
  • May reduce risk of PID (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease)
  • Recommended for women intolerant of estrogen based birth control
  • Decreases menstrual cramps and bleeding
  • Can be inserted as little as six weeks after giving birth
  • Will not interfere with using tampons
  • Completely reversible at any time
  • 99 percent effective

To learn more about your birth control options, and find out if Mirena is right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Jenkins today.

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Board Certified American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Katy, TX Dr. Falae, Board Certified American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Katy, TX Dr. Stephanie Roy, M.D.

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.

Dr. Adebola I. Falae, MD, FACOG received her undergraduate degree from Duke University in Durham, NC, and medical degree from University of Rochester Medical School, NY. She completed her residency training at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. Women’s healthcare is her primary concern.

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 professional 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.

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Dr. Jenkins is an amazing doctor! He's extremely knowledgeable and proactive with patient care. He handled my high risk pregnancy with compassion and understanding. He never dismissed my MANY worries and yet somehow made me feel at ease throughout the entire pregnancy. He always answered my weekly list of questions with warmth and kindness. Thank you so much for everything! A truly special doctor!

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