Women today have many options in birth control, including temporary, long term, and permanent solutions. The most popular type of contraception around the world is sterilization. It offers many benefits; however, it is not a decision to be taken lightly. When you visit Dr. Jenkins, he will explain the risks, benefits, and alternatives so that you can make a decision you won’t regret.
Sterilization options are available for men and women. The procedure for men is known as a vasectomy, and the procedure for women is called tubal sterilization. Either option is highly effective, with few risks of complications. If you are in a committed relationship, and considering sterilization, you and your partner should discuss the options. Many couples make the decision based on which partner is in better health, although the surgeries are minor.
When making the choice, it is important to keep in mind the possibility of divorce or death of your spouse. Although these are unpleasant topics to consider, you should consider all potential circumstances when making a permanent decision. If you were suddenly single, or remarried, would you consider having a child?
The obvious benefits of permanent sterilization include hassle-free birth control with no risk of forgetting a dose. However, the rest of your life is a long time, and a lot of things could change. Very few well-informed women regret this decision, but if you have doubts, it could haunt you for life.
Dr. Jenkins offers an excellent solution with most of the same benefits as sterilization, yet it is reversible. Mirena is an implantable device that provides reliable protection for up to five years. If you change your mind, you can have it removed. On the other hand, permanent sterilization is still an option in the future if become certain.
You’ve made your decision, and you are sure sterilization is right for you – what’s next? There are few methods. The traditional technique, often referred to a “having your tubes tied.” It is performed through a small incision, and it requires several days of recovery time.
To learn more about permanent sterilization, or schedule an appointment with Dr. Jenkins, call our office at 855-346-8610. We are located in Katy, TX, serving residents of Fulshear, Cypress, and other nearby communities.
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.