Celebrate All Things Birth Control With Us
Today we’re celebrating our 10th Thanks, Birth Control Day! With so many attacks on basic reproductive health care lately, this year it’s more important than ever to talk openly about all that birth control makes possible
Each year we commission a survey about birth control access in the US. Sadly, the results this year are troubling. Roughly one in four respondents said it is hard for people to get birth control right now, including 23% who said it’s “somewhat hard” and 4% who replied it’s “very hard.” Nearly six in 10 (57%) said they think it will be harder to get birth control in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling in June that allows states to set their own abortion laws. When asked about birth control access in the future, respondents overall were evenly split; half said it would be easy for people to get birth control in the future in the US and half said it would be hard.
This isn’t right. Birth control is basic health care and should be accessible for everyone. That half of the country is worried about the availability of birth control, something that almost 90% of people capable of reproduction will use at some point in their life, is truly shocking. Take a moment and ask yourself: Does having accessible and affordable birth control impact your life? Do you want everyone to access the birth control method that’s right for them? Do you love what your birth control method does for your life? Do you recognize and applaud the truly game-changing positives associated with birth control?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, please join us in saying, #ThxBirthControl. Spread the love by joining us on Twitter today from 2-3pm ET using #ThxBirthControl. Tell the world why you’re thankful for birth control, how birth control has given you the power to decide your future, or why you believe everyone deserves the access they need to say, “Thanks, birth control” too!
But supporting and advocating for birth control and reproductive health access isn’t a one-day task. Share your birth control story with us so we can help to amplify it with young people, policymakers, and reporters. Contact your Senators and urge them to pass the Right to Contraception Act to protect birth control access for the future. The House passed this critical bill in July, but we need to send it to the President's desk!
Your voice—along with your passion and commitment—will truly make a difference.