Source: Population Crisis Committee, 1997.
The annual cost of an IUD to the client and the program can
be much less than that of other contraceptive methods. This
is because IUDs are long-acting, require few clinic visits,
and need no other supplies. For example, according to a 1990
Population Council survey, in many countries the annual cost
of IUD use, assuming it were used for five years, was less than
half the cost of a years supply of oral contraceptives
or condoms. In some countries, the cost difference is even more
dramatic. This slide shows the prorated annual cost of IUDs
as compared to condoms and oral contraceptives in the commercial
sector in Bolivia, India, Thailand, and Nigeria.