Beep, beep! Is that your daily alarm reminding you to take your birth control? Actually, it's your Twitter notifications, which are popping off due to Thanks, Birth Control Day — aka, the happiest day of the year. For the past seven years, Nov. 13 has marked the annual celebration of Thanks, Birth Control: A time to talk about, reflect upon, learn more about, and, most importantly, celebrate accessibility to reproductive health. Access to birth control can really have a profound impact on the lives of people around the world, and these tweets about #ThxBirthControl demonstrate just that. These tweets will have you throwing your own thanks, birth control party, IRL, and on the web.
Started in 2012 by Power To Decide, an angelic reproductive health organization, Thanks, Birth Control Day (#ThxBirthControl) is an annual campaign to amplify conversations about reproductive justice. "Birth control allows us to plan our families, finish school, and achieve our career aspirations," Ginny Ehrlich, CEO of Power To Decide, tells Elite Daily. "We hope to encourage people to share why they’re thankful for birth control and how it has benefited their life by using the hashtag and joining the conversation on social media."
Here are 19 #ThxBirthControl tweets that will have you writing your own thank you notes to contraceptives.