If you’re a man, you’re likely aware that you’re expected to pay a fair amount of money to get a vasectomy. But if you’re a woman, you might not be aware that you’re expected to pay — and a lot more — for an IUD.
In this post, we’ll take a look at the costs of different types of contraception. We’ll also talk about the differences in cost between the types of contraception available for people of different ages and incomes.
The Cost of Contraception
Before you can get pregnant, you have to get rid of the sperm cells in your body. To do that, you have to take a pill.
There are three types of birth control pills: the hormonal option, the copper-based option, and the copper IUD. Each of these has its own advantages and disadvantages.
For example, the hormonal birth control pill, which is used by about 10 percent of all women, is considered to be one of the most effective forms of birth control. It’s the only type of birth control that’s effective for up to 20 years after you stop taking it.
Also, the hormonal birth control pill has the lowest chance of causing what’s called breakthrough bleeding, when the estrogen levels in your body start to rise. For this reason, the pill is considered the most effective type of birth control.