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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."

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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.

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

There are two main types of IUDs: hormonal and copper. The hormonal IUD contains the hormone levonorgestrel and can stay in up to three or five years, depending on the brand. The copper IUD is hormone-free and can stay in for up to 10 years.

You can find out more about IUDs here.

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

The birth control implant is inserted in the upper arm and releases the hormone progestin to prevent pregnancy up for up to three years.

So if you're worried about not being able to afford birth control if the Affordable Care Act is repealed, getting an IUD or implant before that happens would essentially ensure that you have free birth control for as long as that method lasts.


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