Birth Control FAQs (cont.)
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Which form of birth control can I afford?
Some insurance plans pay for birth control pills and other birth control methods that are available by prescription only. Some insurance plans do not pay for prescription birth control methods.
Before you begin a hormonal birth control method, such as the birth control pill, check into the cost by asking at your pharmacy (doctors generally do not know the costs) and asking your insurance company if they cover it. If you don't think you will be able to afford a hormonal method, you may want to consider other forms of birth control that are available without a doctor's prescription (such as condoms) before you begin a program you cannot afford.
You may wish to contact your local Planned Parenthood organization as well, to see if discounted birth control is available to you through them.
Omnia M Samra, MD
Bryan D Cowan, MD
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Lee P Shulman, MD
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