Donald Trump's presidential victory means a lot of things for a lot of different groups of people.
Women in particular are worried about their reproductive rights and access to necessary resources, and rightfully so.
Donald Trump has consistently positioned himself as against abortion, going to far as to call for punishments for women who seek them. Trump has also expressed his intention to repeal The Affordable Care Act, which provides not only birth control options for women but also pap smears and other essential reproductive screenings.
Not to mention Trump's running mate, Mike Pence, who openly opposes funding towards the treatment of HIV and AIDS.
Because of the soon-to-be president's stance on reproductive rights, women are urging each other to get IUDs before his inauguration on January 20, 2017.
This method of birth control is being recommended because and IUD can last inside a woman for up to 12 years—at which point, Donald Trump will be long gone from the White House.
Free birth control under insurance will probably be revoked by Trump. IUD's last 6-10 years, might be a more affordable option.
— Yasmin Yonis (@YasminYonis) November 10, 2016
Women have been encouraging each other to reach out to their physicians, sharing their thoughts and urgings via Twitter.
But first, get an IUD.
— Elizabeth Plank (@feministabulous) November 10, 2016
It's too early to say whether any of our reproductive resources will actually be affected by Donald Trump's presidency, but taking initiative on our health and the birth control options available to us certainly can't hurt.
Women, call your docs. Today. Take charge of your health before Jan. 20. Get an IUD, get mammograms, get ultrasounds, get Paps. Do it now.
— Maura Brannigan (@maura_brannigan) November 9, 2016