4 Worthwhile Ways to Spend Spring Break in Quarantine
Popular media has created an image of spring break as a week of drinking, hook-ups, and having an all-around really great time. But what about this year? With the COVID-19 pandemic still preventing everyone from living life as normal, many colleges and universities have even gone so far as to cancel spring break. Just because there’s no trip to pack for doesn’t mean that your sexual health should slip off the to-do list. And, if you have a young person at home, it’s also not an excuse not to check-in with them on their sexual health.
Here are four ways to ensure you’re keeping up with your sexual health during quarantine:
Make sure you’re covered by insurance.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Biden-Harris Administration has reopened the federal insurance marketplace, healthcare.gov. Over the course of the last year, the pandemic has wreaked havoc in people’s lives. Millions across the country have lost their jobs and as a result their health insurance. If you or a young person in your life have lost insurance coverage, the federal marketplace is open through May 15, 2021. But several states have their own marketplaces with their own enrollment periods so make sure to double check where you should be looking for coverage.
Assess if your birth control method is right for you.
Everyone’s birth control journey is different. If you’re not on birth control right now, or if you are but aren’t sure it’s right for you, talk to a provider about all of the methods available. It’s important that your method works for you. Something that worked for you in the past may not mesh with your life during a pandemic. And just because your young person is at home right now doesn’t mean that they don’t have any birth control needs because contraception is good for so much more than just preventing unplanned pregnancy. Birth control gives all of us the ability to plan for the future we want.
Check out the telehealth options in your state.
As quarantine orders and social distancing guidelines continue, many people are left wondering how to access safe and convenient health care. We know that telehealth can be a solution, even if not everyone is aware of all the benefits. Using a telehealth service, it’s possible to skip the waiting room and get birth control from the comfort of your own home. Check out which telehealth options are available in your state today.
Help spread the love for birth control.
Why are you thankful for birth control? Share your love for your method, your journey to find it, and more on social media using #ThxBirthControl. Contraception is not controversial, so let’s share our love for accessible, affordable birth control.
And once you’ve told the world why you’re thankful for your birth control, consider donating so that others can be thankful as well. No matter our differences, most of us want similar things: to care for our loved ones, care for ourselves, and make the choices we want for our bodies. Give today to join the movement to stand up for what’s right. Just $5 gives a month of birth control pills to a person who needs it and only $50 gives a year's worth of birth control pills. Make a gift today.