If you think that access to abortion isn’t going away during the Trump/Pence presidency, you are kidding yourself. And once abortion’s gone, they’re coming for birth control. One way to protect yourself is to get sterilized, now, if you do not want to have any more children than you already have. If that is not an option, another way to protect yourself is to stock up on birth control. That would mean buying condoms and storing them according to the directions on the package.
Women and their male allies are also stocking up on Plan B. Plan B, according to its website is a form of:
emergency contraception is a backup plan that helps prevent pregnancy when taken within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex or birth control failure. The sooner it’s taken, the better it works. It contains levonorgestrel, the same hormone used in many birth control pills—just at a higher dose. It should not be used as regular birth control, because it’s not as effective.
The website has additional information concerning how to use Plan B, possible side effects, efficacy, etc.
Plan B is available in drug stores where it is sold over the counter. You do not need a prescription. You don’t need to show an ID and there is no age requirement. It reportedly has a shelf life of four years. I’d advise paying cash. However, the Plan B website provides a downloadable coupon if you’re willing to provide some information. Although they say it won’t be used for any other purpose, they won’t necessarily be able to safeguard the information if, for example, they get a subpoena or Congress orders them to turn over the information.
hat tip to Nine Ravens for info on the availability of coupons.