The desire to determine when and if to have a baby has been present in most cultures, throughout recorded history. The doctors at Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine share this glimpse into the history of contraceptive methods to emphasize the safe, convenient options now available to women in the Katy area.
From about 1550 to 1850 BCE, women in China, Greece, Rome, Egypt, and Mesopotamia took steps such as these to avoid conception:
In the ninth and tenth centuries, Islamic, Asian, and European ladies (despite prohibition by the Catholic church):
“Modern” contraception began to take shape in the 19th century, when population growth became a problem in Britain. Methods included sex education and use of condoms to prevent pregnancy. The first birth control pills became available in the 1950s, leading to development of other hormone-based contraceptive devices.
Today, Katy area women have a wide range of choices in contraceptive methods. Low-dose birth control pills preserve your ability to conceive in the future. IUDs, vaginal rings, and implants free you up from thinking about birth control daily. Permanent sterilization can be a good choice when you are done having children.
Call Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine at 855-346-8610 to learn more about your options.
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. She is a Board-certified physician whose primary concern is women’s healthcare.
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.