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goddamnedfrank3/07/2012 10:17:15 pm PST

re: #130 Tiny Alien Kitties are Watching You

When she quotes $3000.00 a year she is probably also counting the ob/gyn visits/tests recommended per year in order to get the scripts on top of the actually cost of the pill.

Even if she didn’t count the doctors visit she wasn’t wrong. The exact phrase she used was “can cost a woman over $3,000 during law school.” As I pointed out yesterday this was an attempt to place an upper end boundary, and it was actually a tad bit low. The most expensive form of non-emergency birth control pill is Alesse, which has a generic version cost of $99.99 per menstrual cycle, which adds up to $3600 for three years of law school. So even if she wasn’t including the cost of pelvic exams she actually underestimated the possible upper end cost of medication alone.