What contraceptive methods are for best for young women in Katy?
In 1970, the average first-time mom was 21.4 years old. By 2013, that age was 26. It continues to rise, based on health and socio-economic factors. That means more women than ever are searching for reliable contraceptive methods that fit their current lifestyle and preserve their privilege of parenting in the future. Katy, TX gynecologists, Dr. Jenkins, Dr. Torres, and Dr. Falae, have the advice and options these women need.
Modern birth control pills contain a low dose of estrogen combined with progestin for minimal risk of side effects. Some oral contraceptives give you the option of reducing the number of periods you have or even eliminating menstrual cycles. The downside is that you have to remember to take the pill daily.
For the forgetful
Does an on-the-go lifestyle leave you likely to forget to take the pill? You may want to consider:
- Vaginal ring – You insert this small, flexible ring into the vagina. It remains there for three weeks, dispensing a controlled dose of hormones. Then you take it out for a week, for normal menstruation.
- Implant – The doctor inserts this flexible implant, no bigger than a matchstick, under the skin of your upper arm. It releases a low dose of hormones, preventing pregnancy for up to three years. The implant is easily removed should you decide to conceive.
- IUD – Intrauterine devices have continued to evolve and improve. The doctor places this tiny apparatus into the uterus, where it reduces the chance that sperm may fertilize eggs. Some IUDs release hormones that thicken mucus on the cervix. Another type is wrapped in copper, which repels sperm. IUDs can be used for varying lengths of time, from three to ten years, depending on the brand and type (hormonal or non-hormonal).
Schedule an appointment at Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine to learn more about the best contraceptive methods for you. The number in Katy is 855 346 8610