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Birth Control in Katy TX - Personal & Quality Care for Women in All Phases of Life
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T L Jenkins MD

The right birth control method comes from asking the right questions

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Women in today's society have a host of choices when the time comes to decide on birth control, far more than what was available to women even just a few decades ago. With so many options, deciding on the right method of birth control in Katy can seem confusing. However, when you know what questions to ask, this aspect of your health can come far more easily.

Do I want to get pregnant in the future?

This question may seem an obvious one, but warrants being asked first, as the woman who does not want future pregnancies may consider permanent sterilization over temporary birth control in Katy. Ample consideration is necessary, due to the fact that procedures such as tubal implants, tubal ligation, or vasectomy are designed to be non-reversible. If there is any possibility at all that a future pregnancy may be welcomed, opting for some form of temporary birth control is likely the best choice.

What would be the impact of an unplanned pregnancy?

Children bring about great changes to a person's life - permanent changes that impact every aspect, including relationships, budgets, and even housing. When choosing which form of birth control in Katy may be most suitable, it is important to spend time speculating just what would be impacted by an unplanned pregnancy, such as schooling, employment, insurance, or income. Choosing proven methods of birth control is ideal for those who would like to control when they become pregnant.

What is the effectiveness of this birth control method?

Any birth control method you consider should answer the question of effectiveness, which ties in with the previous question. For instance, if you are not in a place where a pregnancy would be optimal, methods like IUDs or oral contraceptives with hormones may be best, as these are known to offer a greater degree of protection against pregnancy. Less effective methods include diaphragms, condoms, and spermicides. Least effective are "pulling out" and cycle awareness.

How much effort will I put into birth control?

Every method of birth control comes with certain specifications that you must be willing to commit to. Oral contraceptives must be taken every single day in order to be effective. Barrier methods like condoms require attention in the heat of the moment, as does pulling out. If you feel that you may forget in any of these instances, you may want to consider a method such as the birth control patch.

Finally, the question of sexually transmitted diseases needs to be posed when choosing a form of birth control, as condoms are the only form of protection against potentially serious disease.

For assistance choosing your most suitable birth control, contact our office for a consultation with Dr. Jenkins.
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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.

Dr. Maria Torres, MD, FACOG earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Baylor University, and her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, before completing residency training at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, IL. She’s an expert in infertility evaluation and high-risk pregnancies.

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