Category: Cost

Insights in reproductive health research and practice from CompassCare's medical team.

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Add Brain Cancer to List of Risks Associated with “The Pill”

A recent study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology[1] (BJCP) aimed to prove that “oral contraceptive use influences the risks for certain cancers.” Results concluded that long-term use may increase the risk of gliomas, tumors that occur in the brain and spinal cord. This comes as a surprise to many, since estrogen and […]

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The Suggested Advantage of IUDs: Have the Risks Changed or Just Our Perception?

Copyright © Nucleus Medical Media, Inc. In an attempt to “curb teen pregnancy,”[i] Golisano Children’s Hospital recently launched a campaign to promote the benefits of IUDs (intrauterine devices) over other forms of birth control. IUDs are T-shaped plastic devices with a string attached, and come in two types: hormonal and copper. Neither of the two […]

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Nearsighted? Birth Control May Escalate Vision Problems

According to the American Society of Health System Pharmacists[1], near-sighted women who begin taking oral contraceptives at or near puberty experience a greater loss in vision due to the estrogen-progestin pill’s potential to significantly change the shape of the cornea. Resulting issues include advanced myopia, astigmatism and Keratoconus. Myopia by nature progresses through adolescence and […]

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Can you get a Free Abortion in Rochester?

All abortions are paid for by someone–either you, your insurance company, or your state’s taxpayers. How much you would be required to pay out of pocket depends on your insurance status. Also, prior to the actual procedure there are other necessary medical services which will cost you something, depending on your provider. CompassCare is a […]

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How Much Does the Abortion Pill Cost?

Abortion pill cost varies by provider.* According to Planned Parenthood, a pill abortion typically costs anywhere between $300 and $800.1 Similarly, the Guttmacher Institute states that in 2009, “the median cost for a medication abortion was $490 and women paid an average of $483.”2 The abortion pill, also known as RU-486 (or mifepristone), is used in […]