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Top Facts & Statistics
15-67%increase in women paying zero dollars out of pocket for oral contraceptive pills between fall 2012 and spring 2014.
20%decrease in women living below the poverty line who were uninsured between 2013 and 2014
87%of insured women did not have to pay out of pocket for a hormonal IUD by spring 2014
Hear From An Expert
The exclusion of methods used by men from the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage guarantee simply makes no sense and benefits no one—not men, not women, not families, not health plans. Instead, it hinders contraceptive choice and effective use. It creates a financial incentive for couples to choose female tubal ligation over less invasive and less expensive male vasectomy. And it perpetuates the all-too-common view that contraception is solely the woman’s responsibility