11 most important figures about birth control in the United States

On March 16, 2012 By newsguide Topic: Health, Birth control

Forget about politics and morals. At end of it, birth and birth control are about money. These are the most important figures on the subject that you must know:

1. Generic versions of birth control pill costs $9/month. (brand name pills cost 10 times more - $90)
2. Vaginal ring or birth-control patch costs $660 a year, and using a diaphragm and spermicide (including mandatory doctor's exam) costs $60/year
3. Condoms, used twice a week cost $150/year.
4. Getting an annual birth control shot (Depo-Provera) costs $220-$460.
5. Getting an intrauterine device (IUD) implanted (effective for up to 12 years, 99 percent effective) costs $600-$1,000.
6. One-time cost of a vasectomy (male sterilization) is $350-$1,000.
7. One-time cost of female sterilization costs $1,500-$6,000.

Or, consider the 'other' free route: Abstinence and "fertility awareness" (rhythm method)

Now, consider these figures:

1. 6.7 million pregnancies in the U.S. every year.
2. Almost one-half of these pregnancies is unintended (3.2 million)
3. An average, middle-income couple spends $12,500 annually each child (USDA figures)
4. The government spends $11.1 billion ($6.5 billion federal, $4.6 billion states) each year on the births of unintended babies in 2006

The Success Manuals

The Career Advice Bible

100+ Most Important Career Questions
Finally Answered

318 Pages | $5 | PDF & EPub, Kindle Ready

250 Top Work & Personal Skills Made Easy

The First & Only Encyclopedia of Self Help,
Self Improvement & Career Advice

250+ Easy-to-Follow Guides
5000+ Proven Tips

13 Types of Essential Skills Covered
Get The Value of 100+ Best Books in 1 Book.

502 Pages | $5 | PDF / EPub, Kindle Ready