Planned Parenthood of Michigan says it’s seen a sharp increase after the presidential election in the number of women seeking intrauterine devices, or IUD birth control.
The possible reason: President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress have set their sights on repealing the Affordable Care Act. Trump will become president on Jan. 20.
Planned Parenthood spokeswoman Ruth Lednicer says the organization has seen a five-fold increase in women seeking IUDs after Election Day. She said one woman even asked to have her current device taken out early — to put one in that will last longer.
Brittany Wise, a junior at Michigan State University, got an IUD in October. She says the benefits of an IUD outweigh the potential implications, like pain or spotting during the first month with the device. She says the device is one solution for women worried about their birth control coverage changing.