With president-elect Donald Trump poised to take office, many women are worried about what will happen next in regards to their reproductive rights.
Between a chief-of-staff who has said that:
“Birth control makes women unattractive, and crazy…“
To a president-elect who has been on record saying one shouldn’t need a prescription for birth control, women are trying to grasp at the straws of what may come to pass during the term of this inconsistent administration.
Many women rely on insurance gained through the health insurance marketplace to take care of their reproductive health, and freedom. Trump has flip-flopped a lot on the Affordable Care act, but with the White House, the Senate, and the House of Representatives all in the Republican majority, women are left to wonder: What happens now?
The Intrauterine Device (IUD) is a small implant that, when placed in the uterus, acts as a continuous form of contraception. A reversible form of birth control, the IUD can be removed any time before it expires, and is considered to one of the most effective contraceptive methods available.
The copper IUD can last up to 12 years, and the Mirena IUD can last 5.
Online searches for long-lasting birth control such as the IUD have skyrocketed since the projection that Donald Trump would win the presidency was announced on November 9.
The family planning provider Carafem has even gone as far as to advertise “Next day” IUD insertion via Facebook.
Doctors even noticed an upturn in patient numbers seeking the IUD for general long-term family planning, too.
President Barack Obama fought so hard for to give everyone health issuance in the United States and, at 90 percent coverage, he mostly succeeded.
Now, President-elect Trump wants to take it away, so women are choosing to get the IUD versus other forms of birth control because most forms of the IUD will outlast a Republican presidency, as well as the Affordable Care Act and health insurance in its current form.
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