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.