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Choose the Right Birth Control 


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Follow these steps to choose the right birth control for you.

Talk to a nurse, doctor, or family planning educator.
Ask about the types of birth control that are available to you. Your age and overall health can affect your choice.

Answer these questions to get birth control recommendations. External Links Disclaimer Logo

What about cost?
The Affordable Care Act, the health care reform law passed in 2010, covers some methods of birth control for women. It also covers patient education and counseling about birth control for women.

Depending on your insurance plan, you may be able to get these services at no cost to you. Talk to your insurance company to find out what this means for you.

For information about other services covered by the Affordable Care Act, visit

Find free or low-cost services near you.
If you don’t have insurance, or if your insurance doesn’t cover birth control, you may still be able to get free or low-cost birth control through a family planning clinic or community health center.

Family planning clinics provide education, counseling, and medical services (including birth control). No one is turned away for not being able to pay. To find services near you:

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