IS NOW THE TIME FOR AN IUD?


IS NOW THE TIME FOR AN IUD?

When you are looking for a safe, effective, and affordable form of birth control, women have many choices. All forms of birth control have pros and cons and figuring out which ones apply to you takes research, self knowledge, and good advice from your OB/GYN. Today we will look at IUDs.

Following the recent presidential election, there have been reports of a surge in requests for IUDs across the county. According to Planned Parenthood, online appointments for birth control, and for IUDs specifically are up 900 percent. The reason for this surge is that the incoming administration has promised to do away with, or drastically change the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and millions of people may lose their health care.  Additionally, this administration is likely to enact legislation that is geared at controlling the reproductive rights of women, including the availability of birth control. We have already seen an example of legislation that will likely become more common when Hobby Lobby argued successfully that they shouldn’t have to cover IUDs for religious reasons. We’ll take a closer look at this subject, focusing on birth control options that are still available to the women of Hollywood, FL. Women to Women is your local OB/GYN Clinic and we care for women in all phases of our amazing lives. We speak English, Spanish, and Russian.

Under current conditions, the Affordable Care Act makes birth control easy to get. IUDs can be acquired for no out of pocket costs. If you are insured through the ACA or fear you may lose your insurance for any reason, getting an IUD is a good idea to ensure you have birth control covered for the next few years. If you are interested in an IUD, but don’t know enough to make the call yet, keep reading!

What Is an IUD?

Benefits Of An IUD

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Cons

The Cost

Without insurance covering any of the costs, an IUD can cost between $500 and $1000, and while this is inexpensive compared to other forms of birth control, the upfront cost of this long-lasting form can be prohibitive for many women who would otherwise chose it. According to Business Insider, the average cost of an IUD for Florida residents, with the help of the ACA, is $258 and without it, $1097.

If you are interested in learning if this safe and highly-effective form of birth control is right for you, call Women to Women for an appointment.

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