Birth Control Costs Rising?

Prices of oral contraception, or birth control, are doubling and tripling at student health centers as a result of a change in the medicaid rebate law. The law essentially ends an incentive for drug companies to offer deep discounts to colleges.

At some schools students could pay hundred of dollars more a year.

Health officials fear some women will stop using birth control all together, or will shift to less preferred contraceptives.

The American College Health Association estimates about 40 percent of undergraduate women use oral contraceptives.


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