Donald Trump’s presidential victory will apparently also be avictory for makers of birth control devices — but not for the womenwho will use them.

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Trump’s generally hostile position on matters of women’s reproductive rights has fanned fearsamong women that abortion and certain birth control methods willeither be outlawed or made too expensive for many under hisadministration.

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Their fears are well founded: Many in the GOP want to seeRoe v. Wade overturned, and a dismantlingof the Affordable Care Act would deprive millions of any sort ofhealth insurance.

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Women have responded quickly to the threats. The Washington Post reports the topic has beengiven widespread online coverage in the wake of the election,especially in magazines that target women readers.

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The Post says writer Sophia Benoit posted a message on Twitteroffering to discuss pros and cons of using intrauterine devices(IUDs) and immediately heard back from “some two dozen women.”

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The Post article includes the following comment on one popularIUD: “Effective for 10 years, ParaGard, a copper-based IUD, couldoutlast two terms of a Trump administration.”

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In a Huffington Post article that sounded the alarmfor women’s reproductive rights under a Trump Administration, newseditor Hilary Hanson notes Trump has vowed to defund PlannedParenthood and his vice president-elect, Mike Pence, is “devoted tocrushing reproductive rights.”

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“That’s why many women are planning to get IUDs, orintrauterine devices, and encouraging others to do so, too. ThoughIUDs are not necessarily the best choice for everyone, it’sunderstandable why so many women are urging others to researchthem,” says Hanson.

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A Planned Parenthood spokesperson said in a statement to theHuffington Post that it was “too early to tell if we’ll see anuptick in requests for IUDs as a result of the election.”

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Planned Parenthood’s Dr. Raegan McDonald-Mosley adds: “While wetruly hope that birth control methods will be available,accessible, and affordable to all women under the Trumpadministration, we understand people’s real concerns about losingaccess to birth control, which is basic health care for women.”

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