Contraceptives

Contraception, also known as birth control, prevents pregnancy by using one or more methods, medications or devices. Medical contraception has been available since the 1960s, and, in that time, a wide variety of options have been introduced, ranging from permanent sterilization to products for one­-time usage.

Intrauterine devices (IUD)

Intrauterine devices (IUD) are the most efficient removable birth control implements available, with the failure rates less than 1 percent. IUDs are small T­-shaped appliances that are placed in the uterus by an obstetrician during an outpatient appointment. They are long­-acting contraceptives, meaning that they administer the active ingredient - either copper (a natural spermicide) or a hormone - without any maintenance on the user's part. Depending on the type of IUD, they can maintain effectiveness for as long as ten years before removal and reinsertion is needed.

Hormonal Birth Control

There are a number of other hormonal birth control methods on the market, including patches, implants, injections and pills, all of which prevent fertilization by stopping ovulation. The effectiveness of hormonal methods is generally dependent upon the user; those who take pill have a daily schedule they must follow, while the patch must be used in a cycle, changed every week for three weeks with a fourth week off.

Barrier Methods

Barrier methods of contraception, including condoms, diaphragms and sponges, work by preventing sperm from entering the uterus, sometimes with the inclusion of a spermicidal agent. These methods are popular because they are typically easy to use, readily available and inexpensive, but they tend to have higher failure rates due to the possibility of user error.

Sterilization

Both male and female sterilization are minimally invasive surgical procedures that sever the channels through which reproductive cells travel. The recovery time is generally short and there are no long-­term side effects. In fact, female sterilization ( tubal ligation) may possibly reduce the risk of ovarian cancer.

All contraceptive methods have benefits and risks. Disclosing your medical history and your goals for contraception with your doctor will help to determine which method is best for you.

Contact Us

Bay Area OB/GYN is conveniently located in Webster, Texas. There is plenty of free parking available. Our professional staff is ready to set your appointments and provide you with answers. Please call our office at (281) 332-9511 or request an appointment online or visit our secure practice portal at http://myhealthrecord.com Please contact the office for your secure personal pin number.

Bay Area OB/GYN
17 Professional Park
Webster, Texas 77598
Phone: (281) 332-9511
Fax: (281) 332-6685
Website: www.baobgyn.com or visit our secure practice portal at https://bayareaobgyn.portalforpatients.com

Office Hours

Our office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 AM to 5 PM. We are open from 8 AM to 3 PM on Friday.

Medical Emergencies

In the event of a life threatening medical emergency, call medical emergency services at 911 immediately. DO NOT WAIT! Inform the emergency room staff that you are a patient of Bay Area OB/GYN, and they will contact us

After Hours Urgent Medical Needs

If you have an urgent medical need and need to talk to our OB/GYN doctors after our regular hours, please call Bay Area OB/GYN at (281) 332-9511. A doctor is on-call 24 hours a day. Your call will be returned promptly.

Insurance & Payment

We accept most major insurance carriers. Please call our billing specialists at (281) 332-9511 if you have any questions.

Hospital Affiliations

Our OB/GYN doctors are affiliated with Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann Southeast, Bay Area Regional Medical Center and Bay Area Surgical Center in Texas.

Call 281-332-9511 or request an appointment online at Bay Area OB/GYN in Webster, Texas.

Bay Area OB/GYN

Office Hours
Monday:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday:Closed
Sunday:Closed