• People on Twitter are urging women to purchase an IUD or other birth control in the wake of Donald Trump's electoral victory. (Twitter)Source: Twitter
"Trump can pry my birth control out of my cold dead hands".
By
Bianca Soldani

10 Nov 2016 - 10:35 AM  UPDATED 10 Nov 2016 - 11:12 AM

Women in America are being urged to seek out birth control options before President-elect Donald Trump is sworn into office in January.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), oral contraceptives are currently free in the US but this could soon change as Trump has sworn to repeal the entire act on “day one” of his administration.

As such, women are encouraging others to seek out alternative forms of birth control such as intrauterine devices (IUD) which is a reversible form of contraceptive that can last for between three to six years.

John Oliver breaks down Trump's understanding of a woman's body
“If you asked Donald Trump to draw a fallopian tube, I cannot imagine what you would get back other than a child's drawing of a cobra.”

Trump is also an avowed pro life supporter so many are concerned that access to abortion services - which have already been tightened in some states - may be further diminished.

His Vice President Elect Mike Pence meanwhile, comes a legacy of defunding abortion clinics and attempting to make women pay for the burial or cremation of their miscarried or aborted foetuses.

Here's what people are saying on social media:

Activists remake Beyonce's Formation to protest anti-abortion laws
These badass women are standing up for their rights.
Two Irish women have just live-tweeted an abortion
The tweets about their 48 hour journey attracted more than 26,000 followers and some high profile supporters.
Women are sending Trump's new running mate uterus updates
Given Donald Trump and his new second in command's interest in women's reproductive cycles, ladies in the US have taken it upon themselves to spam their Twitter feeds and answering machines with important updates on their periods.
Comedian Chelsea Handler's two abortions at 16 changed her life
"I’m 41 now. I don’t ever look back and think, God, I wish I’d had that baby.”