Throughout his campaign, Trump has made it very clear that he is anti-choice and plans to defund Planned Parenthood, and his running mate, and now the next Vice President, Mike Pence has been opposed to reproductive rights in the past. In addition, Trump has said that he will try to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which according to The Huffington Post, currently requires insurance companies to provide free access to contraception.
Now that America is facing the reality that Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States, women across the country are encouraging each other to get IUDs before Trump makes it so they can’t.
An IUD is a small t-shaped device inserted into the uterus, and according to HuffPost, it’s one of the most effective types of contraception. According to Cosmopolitan, IUDs are safe, effective, and can last up to 12 years. So the good news is that if you got one now, while you’re easily able to do so, it could, as Erin Gloria Ryan said, last you through the Trump administration.
While it’s still too early to tell if there will be an increase in requests for an IUD as a result of the election, Planned Parenthood’s Dr. Raegan McDonald-Mosley told HuffPost, “While we truly hope that birth control methods will be available, accessible, and affordable to all women under the Trump administration, we understand people’s real concerns about losing access to birth control, which is basic health care for women.”
Women have been taking to social media, urging their fellow women to look into getting an IUD, and these tweets might just encourage you to.
Women, call your docs. Today. Take charge of your health before Jan. 20. Get an IUD, get mammograms, get ultrasounds, get Paps. Do it now.
— Maura Brannigan (@maura_brannigan) November 9, 2016
IF YOU CAN GET PREGNANT: TRY TO GET AN IUD IN THE NEXT 70 DAYS WHILE YOU ARE STILL COVERED.
— nurse lyons (@seelions) November 9, 2016
Insured? Get your IUD now, before Trump-Pence reverse the requirement for full contraceptive coverage. https://t.co/oiQ6mvT1Ix
— Jane Doe, MD (@DrJaneChi) November 9, 2016
Get your IUD. If you have light periods, opt for a Paragard, which can last 10-12 years. Get your birth control that will outlast Trump.
— grimalkin (@grimalkinrn) November 9, 2016
On a serious note : Ladies, please talk to your doctor and consider an IUD while it’s still affordable/available.
— Freddie Brooks (@MissMayaaaa) November 9, 2016