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Do Tell: How Much Do You Spend on Birth Control Each Month?

I'm grateful that we are lucky enough to have so many options when it comes to preventing pregnancy and the spread of STIs, but man, birth control isn't cheap! Some options are less expensive than others, but all in all, you still end up shelling out dough just so you can get it on! Whether it's you or your partner who pays for your protection, do tell, how much do you spend on birth control each month?


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TidalWave TidalWave 7 years
Anonymous #75: I don't have insurance either so I go to Planned Parenthood which lets me buy Levora for $16/mo
Allytta Allytta 8 years
in UK the goverment pays for our prescriptions for birth control, so 0 :) love it.
HSailorMoon HSailorMoon 8 years
I use to get birthcontrol for free when I was in High school, through a state run organization, Family Pact. Then as I got older, my doctor subscripted me birthcontrol for my hormone issues (periods were far and few in between)... and I used my parents insurance. Geha. So then my nuva ring was 32 dollars a month... kinda pricey but alas, no babies! However, I am turning 22 this year... and no longer covered by my parents insurance.... sooooo I just signed up for my schools (CSUCI) health center, and am signing up for Family Pact again~ lol. So I will get it for free... and thank goodness~ I'll get insurance when I start my teaching career.
meechie meechie 8 years
0$ My bf buys the condoms plus I have some free samples at my house.
saborkt saborkt 8 years
My nuvaring used to be $45 every three weeks. I stack them because I have really painful periods. My new insurance (Aetna) doesn't cover it at all. It's now $60 every ring. I'm writing them right now to explain my situation. I'm giving the insurance company $180 each month (My employer pays the other $180). You'd think they'd help me out a little. I hope they'll take pity on me.
fashionplate525 fashionplate525 8 years
I use Seasonique and with insurance, it is only $12 ever 3 months, so $4 a month...can't beat it!!!
MsWalton MsWalton 8 years
Let's see, I pay $45 for generic Seasonale. Perhaps I need to check out Target and Planned Parenthood.
herjoiedevivre herjoiedevivre 8 years
I have to pay 50 bucks. thanks, new 'insurance'. ughhh
misskimberly misskimberly 8 years
About 30, but i dont have health insurance, and dont qualify for low income services where you get it cheaper or free
mydiadem mydiadem 8 years
I'm on Quasense, the generic seasonique and its better than seasonale brand name was for me. Actually, its the best one I've ever been on and I've tried almost every pill. I pay $25 a month for the generic, but my insurance doesn't realize Quasense is a three month supply so I only pay 25 for three months. That plus less periods, definitely going to stay on this one for a while. Oh, when I was on Ortho Lo there is no generic so I paid $40 per month with my Aetna PPO insurance.
Chicagomarie Chicagomarie 8 years
about 32 a month, but I get the seasonique type so it's 95 ever 3 months. I could pay just 30 for 3 months if I went generic but I've heard too many stories about women switching to generic and having symptoms they didn't used to like weight gain, bloating, hair loss etc, I know it's just antidotal evidence but it still make me scared because I got on the right pill the first time and have 100% no side effects. So right now I'll pay for brand name...
pitchdiesel pitchdiesel 8 years
I payed about $200 once, use the Mirena IUD.. I love it, slight spotting in the first two months but now no more! Good for 5 years, so I guess that's $3.33 a month.
Whitney-Kate Whitney-Kate 8 years
Nothing!! i have the implanon $30 and im safe for 3 years!!! woooot wooot
SusanTeufel SusanTeufel 8 years
I used to pay 60 for Yaz...then Yaz started getting really weird in my system. Now I am trying to have a baby, so none :)
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 8 years
I didn't pay anything for my Mirena IUD. I was a broke student when I got it, still am, and Planned Parenthood covered it.
tomatoshirt tomatoshirt 8 years
about $14/mo for me with insurance for Yaz. My colleague got it for free from her husband's health insurance.
Miss-Tat Miss-Tat 8 years
$10, but it's split half and half...
RaCheer RaCheer 8 years
I forgot to add...that's $50 w/ insurance for Ovcon 50. Without insurance it would be over $100.
krissycake krissycake 8 years
My insurance is awesome and with generics, I only pay $4/month.
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 8 years
AUS$12 for four months worth of the pill. :p
Meike Meike 8 years
Nuvaring - $40/mo. My insurance at the time of purchase in the U.S. covered less for non-generic drugs. In Germany, it's also about the same, costing roughly €30 a ring.
aylee aylee 8 years
$0 :). I get free samples and free condoms.
03harris 03harris 8 years
Wow some of you girls are lucky! I go to Planned Parenthood, and am a full time college student without a job or insurance, but I still have to pay $30 a month! How did you girls get BC free?
brielleblonde brielleblonde 8 years
i pay $50 a month for my pills normally, unless im at school (im on a co-op now), when they cost only 12. My insurance doesn't cover birth control, but they do cover pills for erectile dysfunction!!! HOW DOES THIS MAKE SENSE?! and they wonder why people have babies...
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