Often a woman will reach a point in her life when she just knows that she’s done having children. It may that health reasons would make another pregnancy complicated or it could hit her when she reaches a certain age, when she has the number of children that she always imagined having, or when the children she has become old enough that she can’t imagine life with an infant again. Whatever the reason, when a woman, or a couple, has decided that they are definitely done having children, they start to consider their options for permanent birth control.
There are several advantages to permanent birth control. For example it can relieve a lot of stress to not have to worry about an unplanned pregnancy without taking daily birth control. Also, some birth control methods have unwanted side effects such as weight gain, changes to the skin, and mood swings.
Dr. Taryll Jenkins of Katy-area Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine has been helping patients find the right family planning solutions for many years. If you’re considering permanent birth control, you may want to ask yourself the following questions:
Permanent birth control procedures, also known as sterilization, exist for both men and women. A woman in a committed relationship should have the conversation with her husband or partner about which one of them should undergo a procedure. The decision often depends on various factors such as health of both parties, potential complications of the procedures, and whether or not either party will be having other procedures performed. For example, many women who will be delivering their last baby via c-section opt to have their tubes tied at the same time that the baby is delivered.
If you’re considering permanent birth control, call the Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Medicine today to schedule a consultation and discuss your options with Dr. Jenkins.
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.