I go through Planned Parenthood, and I am 25 (almost 26). I haven't had insurance since I graduated high school and have never been in a financial position to afford it (and was never offered it at a job for a worthwhile price). I pay $21 a month for Trivora, or $57 for a 3 month supply. It is a few dollars more for Ortho. Trivora is a low hormone pill. It has caused me to gain some extra weight but other than that it has been great. I don't forget to take it and I have VERY light periods. The worst symptom is mood swings. I am rarely in any pain. I do get tired, though. The bleeding is very light.
I am happy with where I am. I don't know if we will have children. We really can't decide. Now would be a horrible time. It doesn't matter if the federal programs (like welfare, medicaid, WIC, etc) would cover everything. We know they would. But we also have affordable birth control and both of us are in college full time. Knowing that, why would we want to voluntarily bring a child into a situation where we can barely afford ourselves just so we could get all the "help" and a higher tax return check?
We just aren't like that. If we do have kids, it will be after we are done with school. We may not ever have them. Or maybe we will adopt when we are older. We are okay with that.
But I do like Trivora. I like the idea of an implant, but it is scary too! The pill is working okay for now.