When it comes to contraception, you have numerous options — vaginal contraceptives, oral contraceptives, intrauterine devices, and many more. We can help you understand your options and choose the best method of contraception. Your contraception options will depend on many factors, including your age, health, and how often you have sex. You may want to use a different method of contraception at different times in your life. Since no method is right for everyone, we help you make educated decisions about your birth control in Katy needs.
The vaginal ring is a small, flexible ring that goes inside the vagina. It releases hormones that prevent pregnancy and can be used for up to a year. The ring is easy to use, and you can take it out anytime. There are also other types of vaginal contraceptives, like the contraceptive sponge and diaphragm. These work similarly to the vaginal ring but must be put in place each time you have sex.
The pill is a very popular form of birth control used by more than 100 million women worldwide. The pill works by preventing ovulation. It also thickens the mucus in the cervix, making it difficult for sperm to reach the egg. The pill can also thin the uterus lining, making it less likely for a fertilized egg to implant. Different types of pills contain different amounts of the hormones estrogen and progestin, making them suitable for different people.
An intrauterine device (IUD) is a small, T-shaped piece of plastic inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. IUDs work by either releasing a small amount of copper into the uterus, which prevents the egg from implantation or by releasing a hormone called levonorgestrel, which thickens the cervical mucus and prevents sperm from reaching the egg. IUDs are one of the most effective methods of birth control in Katy, with a failure rate of less than 1%.
Depo-Provera is a contraceptive method that uses the hormone progestin to prevent pregnancy. Depo-Provera is injected into the muscle of the upper arm or buttocks every three months. The progestin in Depo-Provera thickens the cervical mucus, which makes it difficult for sperm to reach the egg. Depo-Provera also thins the lining of the uterus, making it less likely that a fertilized egg can implant.
Meet Dr. Anyaoku
Dr. Jacinta Anyaoku is a board-certified family medicine specialist committed to helping you address your healthcare needs in a welcoming, safe, and confidential environment. We take women’s healthcare seriously and actively help you make informed decisions to promote optimal wellness. Dr. Anyaoku believes in fostering direct physician-patient relationships, so you can address your healthcare concerns without worrying about insurance hassles and long wait periods. Please schedule a consultation to meet with Dr. Anyaoku to discuss your options for birth control in Katy, Texas.