Tips to Save Money on Birth Control

Thursday, 23 Dec 2010 10:25 AM

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The first thing and the best thing for birth control is to have a candid discussion with a doctor. Though some individuals may find this difficult and embarrassing, there is no better way to save money on birth control methods than this. Doctors are aware of many brands of medicine, and they can guide you to safer ways of avoiding pregnancy.
 
Perhaps the best known among birth control methods are birth control pills. Generic birth control pills are found to be much cheaper, costing about thirty percent less, than their branded counterparts. The efficiency of generic birth control pills is comparable to branded ones.
 
Several county abortion clinics and health departments offer free and cheap services to people who are below the poverty line or have lost their jobs. These county abortion clinics also accept most forms of health insurance.
 
Walmart and Walgreens have several packages that allow you to save on birth control. Walmart’s Prescription Program offers a one month supply of various birth control pills at a rate much cheaper than the one offered by doctors. In these programs or birth control options, a certain amount of money has to be paid upfront for some benefits, including discounts on birth control pills. Walgreen’s Prescription Savings Club works more or less the same way.
 
If one is often worried about birth control and ends up spending a lot of money on it, then the best option is to go for a long-term method. IUD (intrauterine device) is a simple implant that might cost a substantial amount upfront, but in the long run, is one of the cheapest birth control methods available as it provides long-term prevention against pregnancy. The hormonal and the copper types of IUDs can last up to ten years. Therefore, from a sheer financial perspective, this is the best birth control method as it turns out to be cheaper than even birth control pills.
 
Many corporate companies have long-term prescription plans. This is a good birth control method as it allows you to mail order 90 days of birth control pills for a slightly lesser co-pay. It is a quite hassle-free process as it saves the transportation and consultation costs and you get a discount.

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