Birth Control Intrauterine Devices (IUDs) (cont.)
Omnia M Samra, MD
Bryan D Cowan, MD
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Lee P Shulman, MD
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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. Planned Parenthood states that the cost of the examination, insertion, and follow-up visit is $250-450. 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 $400. This breaks down to cost less per year than most other forms of reversible birth control.
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