Long-Acting Birth Control May Become More Popular

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Long-acting birth control methods are expected to become more popular under the health care law which requires insurers to cover all the cost of contraception.

The methods such as the IUD are costly upfront ($500 to $1,000), so that has steered many women away from them. With insurance coverage, they won't have that out-of-pocket cost.

FOX 4 Medical Reporter Meryl Lin McKean talked with Marcia Schlotman, a nurse practitioner at Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center, about the long-acting methods.

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