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John Yeh  
Harvard Medical School 
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
USA

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The Cost of Contraception in the United States

Author(s): Jennifer Salcedo, Bliss Kaneshiro.

Abstract:

Use of any form of contraception results in cost-savings compared to non-use of contraception, regardless of payer type. Long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) methods are significantly more cost-effective than short-term hormonal and barrier methods, even when LARC methods are not used for their full duration of efficacy. Despite increased contraceptive coverage and reduced patient cost-sharing under the Affordable Care Act, significant barriers remain in addressing the unmet need for effective contraception and fully realizing the decreased health care costs associated with use of contraception in the United States.

Keywords: Contraception, LARC, cost-effectiveness, Affordable Care Act (ACA), sterilization, emergency contraception.

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Article Details

VOLUME: 10
ISSUE: 2
Year: 2014
Page: [66 - 71]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/1573404811666150214004321
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