Located in Katy, TX, Drs Taryll L. Jenkins, Roy, Ramirez and Ikwuagwu of Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine offers family planning services to women and their partners. Family planning involves deciding the timing of when to have children, how many, and how close or far apart they are spaced. This may include counseling and education sessions with an OBGYN, contraceptives, and/or fertility treatments.
Family planning services are often discussed with patients of childbearing age. This time allows women and their partners to consider the number of children they may want as well as the spacing of their births. Patients also receive education regarding possible contraceptive methods and information on the prevention or treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.
For women and couples who wish to space out pregnancies and take advantage of family planning services can utilize a range of contraceptive options. Although the standard birth control pill is still available, couples now have more options and greater control over preventing unplanned pregnancies.
Hormonal contraceptives contain synthetic or man-made hormones. These hormones obstruct the body’s natural cycle of hormones to prevent pregnancy. It is important to remember that these contraceptives will not prevent STDs but only work to keep pregnancies from occurring. Women have the following birth control options:
For couples who are not ready to start a family or who are looking to space out their children, may want to consider family planning services and contraception. It really matters how the birth control methods are used in order to maximize their effectiveness. Women who are not ready to become pregnant must speak with a physician to discuss the options and which may be best for their lifestyles.
Many women are now choosing to postpone having children until their 30s and 40s due to careers and getting married later. As women age, the quality of their eggs diminish. For couples who have put off starting families, this may make it more difficult to become pregnant spontaneously. Unfortunately, there is no test that can give an exact time frame to let women know how much time they have to postpone pregnancies. Family planning services allow patients to achieve their desired number of children through the use of contraception and infertility treatments when necessary.
Contact the team at Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine for more information on family planning services. Our professional team provides personal and quality care for women in all phases of life. Call 855-346-8610.
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.