I had to take out a payment plan to pay for my birth control choice.
Eight years ago I chose ParaGard (a type of non-hormonal IUD) as my form of birth control. I have migraines and have been warned about using hormonal birth control due to risk of stroke.The options for non-hormonal birth control are very limited. I actually have two friends who have had strokes in their thirties, which doctors think are related to their hormonal birth control. Eight years ago this birth control cost me $4000 just for the device. Insurance did not cover IUDs at the time. I had to take out a payment plan to pay for my birth control choice. Recently I discovered the Affordable Care Act covers IUDs at no cost. ParaGard lasts 10 years, and soon I will need to replace it. It is such a relief to know that insurance is now required to cover it. Well, this is true right now, but soon that might not be the case.