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People Are Tweeting About Getting IUDs While They're Still Covered

"Making an appointment to get a 10-year IUD this week."

As more states were called for Donald Trump last night, one piece of advice started popping up on Twitter: Get an IUD. Fast.

While it's not yet certain how contraceptive access and affordability will change under Trump, he has said he plans to "completely repeal Obamacare."

So, with uncertainty about what birth control access and affordability will look like under Trump, lots of people seem eager to lock in a long-term birth control option while it's still covered.

Others tweeted that long-term birth control might be particularly important if access to safe and legal abortion becomes even more restricted.

Under the Affordable Care Act, all methods of FDA-approved birth control are covered without a co-pay if you have insurance. That includes costly, long-acting options like the IUD (intrauterine device) or implant.

The IUD is a long-acting, reversible birth control method that can prevent pregnancy for up to 10 years.

Another long-term, reversible option is the hormonal implant.

So if you're worried about not being able to afford birth control if the Affordable Care Act is repealed, getting an IUD or implant before that happens would essentially ensure that you have free birth control for as long as that method lasts.