Guidance for Your Available Options

At Modern Women’s Health, we take our job very seriously in helping women to find their right birth control. We will provide you with answers to your questions, and we will give you our professional opinion on which contraception is right for your needs.

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How is Contraception Chosen?

We will carefully listen to your medical history, any severe symptoms you may have, your lifestyle, your family medical history, and your goals in order to determine the best method of contraception for you. We all have different habits and bodies — for example, if you aren’t good at remembering to take medicine, a pill may not be best for you. Or, if you’re prone to migraines, an IUD may be a good choice for you. We will work together to decide what is right for you. 

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Vaginal Contraceptives

Vaginal contraceptives provide short-term contraception and are called “vaginal rings”.

The two types of vaginal rings are NuvaRing® and Annovera®. These have hormones similar to oral contraceptives, but are delivered to the vagina.

The vaginal ring is a small, flexible piece of plastic that is made to be inserted into the vagina once a month. The ring works by stopping the ovaries from releasing their monthly egg and by thickening the fluid around the cervix.  

Oral Contraceptives 

Oral contraceptives are commonly known as “the pill” and have been used to prevent pregnancy since the 1960s. While oral contraception is a great choice for many women, it’s not for everyone. It’s short-term and requires a commitment to taking it each day. It’s also important to find a birth control pill that matches your body well, as there can be some frustrating side effects. Birth control pills commonly include both estrogen and progestin, but there are two that do not have estrogen in them which can be safely used for women with high blood pressure, migraines with visual aura, or other medical conditions that preclude estrogen use. 

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Intrauterine Devices

An intrauterine device (IUD) is small and made of flexible plastic or copper that is placed in the uterus for long-term contraception. IUDs can last from three up to 10 years depending on the IUD type, but can also be removed at any time. IUDs are discreet and are more than 99% effective in preventing pregnancy.

IUDs fall under the category of “long-term acting reversible contraceptive” birth control (LARCs). One of their advantages is that women have lighter periods with less pain, or sometimes periods go away completely. However, they are not systemic hormones.

Inserting an IUD involves a simple office procedure, and it can be removed at any time when you are ready.

  • Paragard® or copper T IUD: These are 10-year devices that are hormone-free. 
  • Skyla® IUD: Contains progestin; lasts three years
  • Kyleena® IUD: Contains progestin; lasts five years
  • Liletta® IUD: Contains progestin; lasts six years
  • Mirena® IUD: Contains progestin; lasts seven years
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Nexplanon® is a form of birth control that is an implant. This is a long-term acting reversible contraceptive option. It looks like a small rod, and it is inserted under the skin of the upper arm. The rod is invisible and can prevent pregnancy for up to three years.

Nexplanon is one of the most effective forms of contraception that is long-lasting and reversible. Fertility returns immediately after removal, and it works by blocking ovulation and thickening the cervical mucus.


Depo-Provera® is an injectable form of birth control that users receive every three months. It works by impacting ovulation and thickening the cervical mucus, which stops the sperm from getting to the egg — thereby preventing pregnancy. 

Why Choose Modern Women’s Health?

Modern Women’s Health is a sophisticated, comfortable practice for women with female providers for female needs. Our founder, Dr. Lisa Jukes, is a board-certified gynecologist who has expanded her practice to provide comprehensive gynecological and wellness services, as well as Modern Med Aesthetics. As a female-led practice and one of the top gynecology and women’s practices in Texas, Modern Women’s Health develops warm, professional relationships in a compassionate, confidential, and comfortable atmosphere. Our focus is on overall wellness for women, and we take a 360-degree approach to patient care and treatment. To learn more about contraception management, we encourage you to reach out to us today.

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