Forty is a milestone birthday after which a woman may be faced with saving for retirement while also investing in her children’s college funds. If you have celebrated this birthday, you may be thinking more about how to manage the years leading up to menopause than how to prevent pregnancy. However, this aspect of your reproductive health remains in full swing well into your forties and beyond, depending on when your body goes through menopause.
In a survey of 55 women with an approximate age of 72, only 55 percent reported discussing sex with their physician after they had turned forty. If there is no discussion of sex, then there is not likely discussion of contraception either. This may shed light on another somewhat alarming statistic: 38 percent of pregnancies in women forty and older are unplanned.
If you are over forty and do not want to become pregnant at this time in your life, you benefit from discussing contraception methods with your Katy OBGYN, Dr. Taryll Jenkins.
At this point in your life, chances are you have used at least one of the common methods of birth control. What you choose now depends on several factors, including whether you want to have children in the future. If the answer is yes, or even a “maybe,” then you want a method that is not permanent, such as:
Birth control is an important topic of discussion that relates to all women who menstruate. When you visit our friendly, experienced team, you can discover the option that will best suit you in your current phase of life. Call 855-346-8610 to schedule your visit.
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.