Prophylactic Solace

In the aftermath of the election, US women took to social media to advocate a form of birth control that could outlast 2 presidential terms: long-term intrauterine devices (IUDs).
 
Worried that a Trump victory could block reproductive health care including insurance coverage for contraception and access to abortion, some advocates suggested turning to the implants, which the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended as “first line” contraceptives in 2014 to prevent teen pregnancies. The CDC says that hormonal implants fail at a rate of just 0.2% used properly, and copper implants have a 0.8% failure rate.
 
Although Trump hasn’t called for a ban on birth control, he promised to cut federal funding to Planned Parenthood.
The Washington Post

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