Contraceptive chic

Colorado lawmakers wear IUD earrings to support family planning

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Colorado politicians are wearing glittery, IUD-shaped earrings because 1) contraception is the new frontier of fashion, and 2) the lawmakers are expressing their support for a bill that would fund the Colorado Family Planning Initiative. The initiative, which provides long-lasting birth control to women, is currently supported by a private grant that ends on June 30. Colorado has experienced a 40% drop in teen birth rates since the Family Planning Initiative launched six years ago. The earrings are the brainchild of Virginia Smith, a gynecologist/Etsy jeweller (which is, of course, an obvious professional crossover). Don’t have pierced ears? Never fear! The earrings can also be worn as pins.

Read the full story at the Huffington Post.

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