Post-Election Contraception

Right after President Trump was elected, there was talk of women rushing to secure long-lasting reversible birth control: “The kind that could feasibly last through the duration of a Trump presidency,” writes Stephanie Ebbert.   

Harvard and Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers have now quantified the birth control boom after Trump, who campaigned on the promise to repeal Obamacare, was elected. Demand for long-lasting reversible contraception jumped 21.6% compared to the same month-long period the previous year, according to their results published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

“That’s 21,000 additional IUDs or implants that we can associate with the election,” says lead author Lydia E. W. Pace.

The Boston Globe


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