More Women Not Refilling their Birth Control
According to a recent survey, an increasing number of women are not refilling their birth control prescriptions because they cannot afford them. The report shows that women who do not have health insurance coverage for prescriptions reported that they had not filled a prescription in the last year because of the cost.
Many uninsured women are living their lives without birth control because the of expense. Some women were forced to spend less on groceries, their family, and/or put off paying bills to pay for their prescription contraceptives.
Ladies, you have options:
- Ask your doctor if there is a generic form of birth control that's right for you.
- Prescription Discount Programs, such as Birth Control Card, can save you up to 75% on your birth control
- Check online with the manufacturer of the contraceptive. Sometimes they offer coupons or free trials.
- Call your local health department and see if you qualify for any assistance programs.
Food for thought: The average cost of rasing a child for 18 years is approximately $241,080. The latest estimates include expenses for housing, food, transportation, clothing, health care, education and child care, as well as miscellaneous expenses, such as toys and computers. Your best option, if you're not ready for children, is search programs high and low. Print one of our prescription discount cards and take it into your pharmacy to receive discounts on your medications.