The Cost of Being Female: How Much the Average Woman Spends on a Lifetime of Basic Health Care The Cost of Being Female: How Much the Average Woman Spends on a Lifetime of Basic Health Care
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The Cost of Being Female: How Much the Average Woman Spends on a Lifetime of Basic Health Care

by Nona Willis Aronowitz, Dylan C. Lathrop

July 29, 2011
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The Institute of Medicine has named eight preventive services that women should get for free under the new health care law. Exactly how much money are we talking about? GOOD took stock of the money spent by a “typical” American woman whose sexual health and life choices correlated with the national averages. Turns out being a woman is pretty pricey.

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The Cost of Being Female: How Much the Average Woman Spends on a Lifetime of Basic Health Care