Meet 10 Women Who Rushed To Get An IUD Before Inauguration Day

Since the morning of November 9, when it was clear that Donald Trump would become the 45th president, droves of women have gone to their gynecologists seeking low-cost, long-acting reversible contraception before Trump’s inauguration ― and before the GOP dismantles the Affordable Care Act.  Planned Parenthood reports that the demand for IUDs has gone up 900 percent since the election. And women’s health care providers say they have heard from women who are frightened about what the next four years will bring for their reproductive rights.  Some got their IUDs and implants months ago, and others are still scrambling to get an appointment with mere hours to go before Trump is sworn in. Here 10 women explain why they are part of the post-election IUD rush: “I worry about being priced-out of birth control in the future. “ ― Anonymous, 31, Wash. I made the IUD decision by the time Trump made his victory speech on election night. I couldn’t watch it. I was sick. I worry about being priced out of birth control in the future since I tried to get an IUD with my insurance pre-Affordable Care Act and couldn’t afford it ― and other methods make me extremely ill. Conservatives are getting more and more rabid and extreme with regard to reproductive services, and I also have this sick feeling that not only is abortion on the verge of being fully outlawed, but that these methods of birth control are at risk of being classified as abo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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