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What are over-the-counter female birth control methods that can be covered by my insurance?

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If you have a prescription from your doctor for over-the-counter birth control for women, your insurance plan likely will cover it. Choices include sponges, the female condom, and spermicides.

You'll still be able to buy them without a prescription, but you’ll have to pay for them on your own.

From: Birth Control Coverage: FAQ WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, "Committee Opinion: Benefits to Women of Medicaid Expansion Through the Affordable Care Act," January 2013.

Healthcare.gov: "Is my state expanding Medicaid coverage?"

Medicaid.gov: "Eligibility."

HHS.gov: “Administration takes steps to ensure women’s continue access to contraception coverage, while respecting religious-based objections.”

 

 

Reviewed by Sarah Goodell on September 17, 2018

SOURCES:

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, "Committee Opinion: Benefits to Women of Medicaid Expansion Through the Affordable Care Act," January 2013.

Healthcare.gov: "Is my state expanding Medicaid coverage?"

Medicaid.gov: "Eligibility."

HHS.gov: “Administration takes steps to ensure women’s continue access to contraception coverage, while respecting religious-based objections.”

 

 

Reviewed by Sarah Goodell on September 17, 2018

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