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Medical uses of oral contraception and cost comparison

Medical uses of oral contraception and cost comparison

Medical uses of oral contraception

Dysmenorrhea

Amenorrhea

Acne

Hirsutism

Ovarian cysts

Anemia

Endometriosis

Pelvic pain

Perimenopause symptoms

Premature ovarian failure

Premenstrual syndrome

Bleeding disorders

Oligomenorrhea

Polycystic ovarian syndrome

Infertility

Menorrhagia

Menstrual migraines

Cancer prevention

Cost comparison

Average cost of contraceptive per year:

$120 to $800 per year

Average cost of child delivery:

$9,000 to $25,000 without insurance

$500 to $3,000 with insurance plus a bill of care for the baby between $1,500 and $4,000

Average cost of ovarian cyst removal surgery:

$3,000 to $5,000

Average annual cost of ovarian cancer treatment per patient: $82,324

Sources: MoneyHelpforChristians.com, Planned Parenthood, National Cancer Institute, “Beyond Birth Control: The overlooked Benefits of Oral Contraceptive Pills.” Rachel Jones.

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