Thanks, Birth Control 2016

Thanks, Birth Control 2016

Every November, we choose one special day to join together and say Thanks, Birth Control. In 2016 we kicked off our celebration on Wednesday, November 16th.

So what is Thanks, Birth Control? A social media campaign that asks everyone to publically support birth control and all that it makes possible for individuals and society. To do that, we’re asking you to speak up, dispel myths, share facts, and mobilize your friends and colleagues to say #ThxBirthControl with us.   

What's the point? Well...birth control matters: The ability to plan, prevent, and space pregnancies is directly linked to benefits to women, men, children, and society, including more educational and economic opportunities, healthier babies, more stable families, and reduced taxpayer burden. Among sexually active women, 99% have used birth control. It’s a normal part of life and should not be a taboo topic or the subject of political posturing. The vast majority of single, young adults say they don’t want a pregnancy right now, yet four in 10 of those who are having sex are not using contraception consistently. More than half of sexually active college-age women say they would be more comfortable using contraception if more people talked about it in a positive way.

I'm in. How can I help? We have e-cards, GIFs, social media messages, and statistics worth sharing with your friends, family, colleagues, and everyone in between. Get ideas from some of the documents below!  

Want to show your support? Get a Thanks, Birth Control t-shirt. Some are sassy, some are classy, but they all make a birth control fashion statement. Buy your favorite and then take a selfie and share the love. Find the Thanks, Birth Control t-shirt that’s right for you at Bedsider.org/thxbirthcontrol, or buy one here. Don’t forget to wear it proudly on and post a selfie (with hashtag #ThxBirthControl) and share why birth control matters to you on your social media channels.

Keep an eye on this page for updates or sign up for the ThxBirthControl newsletter to get weekly updates. 

Your voice—along with your passion and participation—will truly make a difference.

Help us get the #ThxBirthControl conversation started on soical media—your support means the world to us!

Publication date: November 2016