so i decided to switch to the birth control pill that gives only 4 periods a year ( a generic version) instead of the regular 12 periods a year pill. i waited to make my decision until i read some studies about the effects of this kind of pill & apparently there is no benefit in monthly blood loss for women, so why not?
before, a month supply of birth control cost me about 20-24 dollars + a box of tampons. now, a 3 month supply costs 41 dollars. that's half as much as the 12 periods a year pill. & 8 less boxes of tampons to buy. so this simple switch in prescription is saving me close to $200 a year. i didnt expect to save that much. my reasons for switching were based on the unpleasantness of periods & on reducing waste. if i had known it would cost half as much i would have switched much sooner. i know prices on prescription drugs vary greatly depending on whether you have insurance or not & on what kind, but if anyone was thinking about trying out seasonale or one of its generics, one factor to consider might be how much you save in a year. because it sucks that it costs $376 a year to not have a baby & if it costs $180 to not have a baby, that sucks a little less.