Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. - Last year's presidential election may have played a role in which contraceptives women are using. A survey at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine looked at birth control changes after the election and whether women were concerned about future access to contraception.
Researchers found that nearly ten percent of women started a new method of birth control after the election about five percent obtained a long-acting reversible option.
Sixty-five percent of the women said the election influenced their decision a great deal--25 percent said it affected their choice somewhat.
Three-fourths of Democrats expressed concern about their contraceptive options after the election. While only three percent of Republicans did.
Results were published online in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology .