Women, In Fear Of Losing Contraception Coverage, Eye Long-Lasting IUDs
One of Donald Trump's top priorities is dismantling the Affordable Care Act, which currently requires insurers to cover the cost of women's contraception.
The Washington Post:
Women Consider Long-Term Birth Control Now That Trump Victory Looms Over Reproductive Health
As protesters burned a giant papier-mâché Trump head outside City Hall in Los Angeles and their East Coast counterparts torched an American flag in front of the Trump Tower in New York, America’s social media feeds lit up, too. Among those concerned were women who, worried about what the next four years could bode for reproductive health, pondered a lasting prophylactic measure. In the months before President-elect Donald Trump takes office, some advocates answered, consider long-term intrauterine devices or implanted contraceptive rods. (Guarino, 11/10)
Women Seek Birth Control That Will Outlast The Trump Presidency
Women across the country are rushing to get IUDs. Or at least, they're tweeting about rushing to get long-term birth control, according to a surge of messages on social media. They're concerned that the Trump administration might end Obamacare provisions that require insurers to cover intrauterine devices (IUDs) and other contraception, and cut funding for abortion and reproductive health overall. So women are looking for long-term solutions like IUDs: ones that will outlast a presidency. But they may have a bit more time than they think. (Ross, 11/11)