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Sterilization: Costs, How To Use


The Right Time health centers stock all methods of contraception and offer free or low-cost contraception to those who need it. If you have health insurance, chances are good that you’ll be able to get this method with no out-of-pocket cost.


  • The Right Time health centers do not offer sterilization. They do, however, offer all other methods of birth control and methods are free for those who need it.
  • With Medicaid: Free
  • With insurance: Free for women under most plans. For men seeking a vasectomy, there may be a co-pay or you may have to pay a percentage of the cost of the procedure.
  • Without insurance: At full price, sterilization for women can cost anywhere from $500 - $5,000; a vasectomy can cost as much as $1,000. (But once it’s done, you never have to pay for birth control again.)

How To Use

There are a few different sterilization methods available today. They include Laparoscopy, Mini-laparotomy, and Laparotomy. Laparotomy is the most major surgery of the three, but it’s also the least common. It requires a hospital stay for a couple of days and the recovery time can take weeks. Laparoscopy and Mini-Laparotomy are less intense, don’t necessarily involve overnight hospitalization, and recovery time is faster.

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Our partner health centers are focused on you. They provide access to all methods of birth control and free or low-cost birth control to those who need it.