Dr. Julia Chowdhury, M.D., FCOG, is a top-rated obstetrician and gynecologist with extensive expertise in the wide range of birth control options available today. From her office in Plano, TX, she provides all types of hormonal and non-hormonal birth control for women throughout the greater Dallas area.
Women have more safe and effective birth control options than ever before. Among the most commonly used in the United States are: the pill, IUD, vaginal ring, Nexplanon® implant and the patch. As a leading OB/GYN with over a decade of experience, Dr. Chowdhury is well versed in the array of contraceptive options and able to help patients choose the one most comfortable, and best suited for their lifestyle.
The pill is 99% effective and has been one of the most popular forms of birth control since the early 1980s. Many women favor this method because there is no interruption during foreplay or intercourse. It also offers the added benefit of reducing bleeding and cramping during periods, and may protect against: acne, anemia, ectopic pregnancy, bone thinning, non-cancerous breast growths and endometrial and ovarian cancer. The drawbacks are that some women experience breast tenderness, nausea and spotting. Also, they must remember to take it daily.
The acronym IUD stands for "intrauterine device." There are two types of IUDs. Both are T-shaped and inserted into the uterus by Dr. Chowdhury. A hormonal IUD prevents pregnancy by releasing the hormone, progesterone which thickens cervical mucus, preventing sperm from traveling and reaching an egg. A copper IUD is actually made of plastic, but is wrapped in a thin copper wire. Copper ions also prevent pregnancy by inhibiting movement of sperm. Depending on the type and brand of IUD, the device is effective between three and ten years. IUDs are also 99% effective in preventing pregnancy.
Before the insertion begins, Dr. Chowdhury may suggest that patients consume an over-the-counter pain medication to lessen the discomfort throughout the insertion. Dr. Chowdhury may also suggest that patients bring a sanitary pad in case there is any bleeding after the procedure. To figure out the placement and the mobility of the uterus, Dr. Chowdhury will typically perform a pelvic exam at the time of insertion. She will start the placement by inserting a speculum into the vagina and employing a tenaculum to steady the cervix. A local anesthetic can be utilized to minimize discomfort throughout the procedure as well. The area where the IUD will be placed is sterilized to ensure the site is clean and Dr. Chowdhury will obtain the direction and length of the woman’s uterus. Then the IUD is implanted by a slider or tube. Discomfort should be insignificant and the procedure should only take a few moments.
Nexplanon® is a leading brand of implant birth control. Made of plastic and about the size of a match stick, it is inserted by Dr. Chowdhury on the inside of the patient’s upper arm under the skin. Once inserted, Nexplanon continuously releases progestin, one of the hormones used in birth control pills, which again prevents the sperm from reaching the egg. It too is 99% effective, and provides up to 3 years of contraception. The device may be removed at any time, but must be removed at the end of the third year, at which time a new device may be implanted.
We accept most major insurances but please note, we do NOT accept the following: Medicaid, Medicare, Molina, Amerigroup, Superior Health, CHIP Perinate, or Parkland
If you have any questions regarding insurance benefits, please give our office a call.
"My meeting with Dr. Chowdhury was very pleasant. She listened to me attentively and understood my problems."
"I just love Dr. Chowdhury and her staff! Every appointment was a very pleasant experience. She is a very sweet person"
" I had a surgery last year. She is amazing! Both as a Doctor and as a person. I would love refer anyone to her."
Dr. Julia Chowdhury is very keenly knowledgeable. She answered any & all questions to completion. Her "bed side manner" was very professional as well as loving.
I really loved my 1st experience with Dr. Chowdhury. Love her personality and love how professional she is. She was awesome and made me feel at ease throughout my visit.
She was awesome! The office was clean and comforting. She's super sweet & funny! She kept me calm..so assuring...it was just a really nice breath of fresh air
Dr. Chowdhury is amazing! I loved my experience with her. Very professional , super friendly with a relaxing sense of humor. Highly recommend her
Dr Julia and her staff are so welcoming and friendly. They're easy to talk to so you can basically ask anything without feeling embarrassed. I would recommend!
The doctor is super nice and if you're feeling nervous like myself she is a total professional who will listen to your needs and explain every step of the way.
Dr. Chowdhury, was amazing! She was pleasant and she knew exactly what I needed and she did just that. I was not in any extra pain and her bedside manner was amazing.
I love Dr. Chowdhury!! She is down to earth with a sense of humor while also being very informative and assertive. The office is nice and clean and offers great treatment
Excellent visit. I usually feel a little nervous when visiting an OB/GYN but she made me feel so comfortable.
The Doctor was very gentle during the examination procedure. She was very professional about communicating all my options. She answered all my questions patiently
if you're looking for a great OB-GYN that really cares about her patients I would choose her. She's amazing and I'm glad I have her as my OB-GYN.
I must say i was pleasantly surprised with the attitude.. calm, sweet, warm attitude of the doctor and entire staff. Highly recommend!
She is a very knowledgeable & friendly doctor who would answer all your questions patiently. My wife was very happy w/ her visit & intends to remain associated w/ her