(LATIMES) — The day after the presidential election, Lisabeth Collins called a Planned Parenthood near her home in Echo Park. She wanted to get an intrauterine device, more commonly called an IUD — a type of birth control that can prevent pregnancy for years.
Since Donald Trump became president-elect, many women in California say they’ve started looking into long-acting, reversible birth control methods, in case access to contraception or abortions is rolled back. Trump has not said he wants to restrict birth control, but he has spoken often of repealing Obamacare, which could have that effect.
Collins said 45 people were ahead of her in line when she called the clinic.
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“So I was not the only person with that idea,” she said.