Changes in out-of-pocket costs for hormonal IUDs after implementation of the Affordable Care Act: an analysis of insurance benefit inquiries

Lawrence B. Finer, Guttmacher Institute Jonathan Bearak, Guttmacher Institute Jenna Jerman, Guttmacher Institute Megan L. Kavanaugh, Guttmacher Institute

First published on Contraception:

| DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2015.08.018
Abstract / Summary

Cost is a clear obstacle to contraceptive choice, particularly for women seeking methods with substantial upfront costs, such as the IUD. This Guttmacher study published in the journal Contraception highlights the importance of the contraceptive coverage guarantee of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in reducing these cost barriers.