Birth control spending drops after Affordable Care Act, study finds

Summary: “Out-of-pocket spending on most major birth control methods fell sharply in the months after the Affordable Care Act began requiring insurance plans to cover contraception at no cost to women, a new study has found,” Sabrina Tavernise writes in “After Health Care Act, Sharp Drop in Spending on Birth Control” in The New York […]

Injectable birth control: Depo-Provera costs $15 to $715

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

(Updated 2022) How much does Depo-Provera cost? Like anything else in the health-care marketplace, the answer is: it depends. It could be $15, or $715. While birth-control pills and IUD’s are common contraceptives, many  clinics also offer Depo-Provera contraceptive injection, a shot of progestin that hinders or prevents the ovaries from releasing eggs. Women using […]

What you need to know about getting your IUD removed

What you need to know about getting your IUD removed

(Updated 2022) There’s no question about it: IUD’s are making a comeback in a big way. But we wanted to know how easy it was to have an IUD removed. Though roughly 5.5 per cent of women using contraception choose the IUD as opposed to 28 percent using birth control pills, IUD’s — intrauterine devices […]

Your stories: Getting birth control through Medicaid

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

Your stories: Getting birth control through Medicaid

(Updated 2022) We invited people to share their stories of the health-care marketplace. Here’s one woman’s story about trying to purchase birth control through Medicaid, as told to Juliet Linderman. The first in our series can be found here. Liz, 25, Medicaid then Family Health Plus When Liz neared the end of her graduate studies […]