Birth Control Intrauterine Devices (IUDs) (cont.)
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Obtaining an IUD
Women who are interested in using IUDs for birth control should contact their private doctor, health maintenance organization (HMO), or local Planned Parenthood health center. Not all clinicians insert IUDs, so ask in advance. Please inquire about cost and insurance coverage. At some clinics, price may be based on income. Medicaid covers these services.
For one-time insertion of a copper IUD that lasts 10 years, the cost is approximately $700 to $1,000. This breaks down to cost less per year than most other forms of reversible birth control.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/27/2014
Omnia M Samra, MD
Bryan D Cowan, MD
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Lee P Shulman, MD
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