Searches for IUD Birth Control Spike After Trump Presidential Victory
Social media users advising women to get IUDs before Trump takes office.
November 10, 2016, 4:52 PM
• 3 min read
-- Online searches for long-acting birth control devices spiked significantly in the hours after the presidential election ended.
Many women took to social media to advise other women to get an intrauterine device (IUD) which can "outlast" a conservative presidency.
The posts began over concerns that Trump and the Republican-held houses of Congress will repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Under the ACA, insurers participating in the healthcare marketplace aremandated to provide coverage for contraception without any co-payment or coinsurance, allowing many more women access to birth control.
In the hours after Donald Trump was declared the winner of the 2016 presidential election, Google searches for IUD spiked exponentially, according to Google Trends.