As women consider their birth control options, there are many factors that are important to them. Some want a birth control method that they don’t have to think about every day or each time they have intercourse. Others want something with minimal side effects. Still others want a birth control method that gives them the ability to change their mind at nearly any point.
Nexplanon is a birth control device that is gaining popularity. It is a tiny, flexible implant that is discreetly placed below the skin of the inside of the upper arm. Nexplanon offers the benefits of being completely discreet while offering up to three years of pregnancy prevention. This allows a woman freedom from daily, weekly, or monthly doses of birth control. It works by releasing progestin, a hormone commonly found in birth control pills, which keeps the egg from being released. Similar to the pill, Nexplanon is 99% effective.
Inserting the Nexplanon implant is a simple and straightforward procedure that is performed in the doctor’s office. It is important that the implant be inserted during the right time of your menstrual cycle, typically the first days of your period and after taking a pregnancy test. Your physician will numb the insertion area and place the implant underneath the skin of the upper right arm. A pressure bandage will be worn for a day, followed by a smaller bandage for several days.
Nexplanon is effective for three years, but can be removed at any time. If, after three years, you want to continue with Nexplanon a new implant can be inserted immediately.
Dr. Taryll Jenkins of Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine has been helping Katy-area patients make decisions about their health and birth control for many years. He understands that there are many factors a woman has to consider before making the decision, therefore he provides all the education and information necessary to ensure that she makes the right choice. For more information about Nexplanon or other methods of birth control, call Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine today.
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.