Health care costs in the U.S. have jumped more than 500% since 2008, according to a new report from Avalere Health.
The average cost of a month’s supply of oral contraceptives for men is $130, compared to $35 for women.
And a month of oral contraceptive coverage costs $80 more than for a month without coverage, Avalere said in a report.
The new report found that women in the age group of 55 to 64 were spending more than half of their annual health care costs on contraceptives.
For those 55 and older, the average cost was $8,400, the report found.
For women over 55, the cost was a staggering $12,200 a year.
In 2016, the U,S.
spent $4.2 trillion on contraceptives, according the Guttmacher Institute, an advocacy group that advocates for reproductive health and rights.