Did you know that every year, on September 26, a popular trending topic is #WorldContraceptionDay? The mission of World Contraception Day, or WCD, “is to improve awareness of contraception and to enable young people to make informed choices on their sexual and reproductive health”. Annually on September 26th, the organization campaigns and promotes information so that everyone can become aware about birth control.
There so many birth control options available, but did you know not everyone has access to birth control? The Affordable Care Act has allowed millions of women to receive any kind of birth control without any additional cost or co-pay through their insurance. This is a great accomplishment, but there are still problems. Some young people may not feel comfortable letting other people know they’re sexually active; and there still continues to be stigma about sex; and some are still unfamiliar with programs that allow people of all genders to receive reproductive services confidentially.
So, on September 26 I challenge you to start the conversation, start it today and then keep it going! Here are ways you can help:
- Create a PSA on birth control. Use a fact sheet, take classes, read articles, post memes, videos, blogs, tweet and re-tweet. Just share the information.
- Find a fun way to do spread the word to friends, family and people in your community.
To learn more about birth control and find medically accurate information visit Planned Parenthood’s website.