Someone asked us:
Q. Do you guys do copper IUDs? Could you give me an estimate of the cost without insurance?
Yes! Many Planned Parenthood health centers offer the ParaGard IUD. You can search to find the one nearest you that offers ParaGard using our health center locator.
In the United States, IUDs come in two flavors: ParaGard and Mirena. ParaGard contains copper and it lasts for up to 12 years. Mirena releases progestin, a hormone, and lasts for five years.
The IUD is the most inexpensive long-term and reversible form of birth control you can get. Unlike other forms of birth control, the IUD only costs money in the beginning. The cost for the medical exam, the IUD, the insertion of the IUD and follow-up visits to your health care provider can range from $500 to $900. That cost pays for protection that can last more than a decade.
Planned Parenthood works to make health care accessible and affordable. Some health centers are able to charge according to income. Most accept health insurance. If you qualify, Medicaid or other state programs may significantly lower the cost of getting an IUD. Contact your local health center to get more information.
-Nathan at PPFA