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Thanks, Birth Control! Learn about the #ThxBirthControl campaign.

Birth control has played a direct and powerful role in countless aspects of all of our lives. For me, personally, it has made a huge difference – from helping to regulate debilitating monthly symptoms and anemia, to later helping me plan my family and safely space out my pregnancies. Now I have my two wonderful daughters. For that I am thankful.

But what about you? What’s been your experience with birth control?  Share your stories as part of today’s #ThxBirthControl outreach on social media!

#ThxBirthControl

Today all across the nation, women just like you are saying Thanks Birth Control! And we invite YOU to join The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, Bedsider, and us in this national movement.

Top Ten Reasons We Say #ThxBirthControl!

  1. Thanks for fewer unplanned pregnancies (women using birth control carefully and consistently account for only 5% of all unplanned pregnancies).
  2. Thanks for more economic opportunities for women.
  3. Thanks for giving us the freedom to plan a family on our own terms.
  4. Thanks for greater educational attainment.
  5. Thanks for improved maternal health by helping space and plan pregnancies safely.
  6. Thanks for being so amazingly awesome that it is used by 99% of women who have had sex.
  7. Thanks for being so cost effective (public funding for contraception saves nearly $6 in medical costs for every $1 spent on contraceptive services).
  8. Thanks for rightfully being recognized by the CDC as one of the nation’s top 10 greatest public health achievements of the last 100 years.
  9. Thanks for helping countless individuals better plan for their future and realize their dreams.
  10. Thanks for helping countless individuals better plan for their future and realize their dreams.

Check out the #ThxBirthControl video from Bedsider!

Why are you thankful for birth control? Let us know by tweeting (#ThxBirthControl) or posting something on Facebook. Need some ideas? Check out Bedsider’s fabulous share images available in English or Spanish

Thank you and thanks birth control,

Kristin at PPAC

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