Planned Parenthood sees rise in women wanting long-term birth control

For many women, the fear of affordable medical access being blocked is something they are dealing with now.

Last week, a federal judge ruled the state of Texas cannot withhold Medicaid reimbursements to Planned Parenthood, but that fight is still on the table.

Planned Parenthood officials say, since the presidential election, the number of women wanting long-term birth control has shot up dramatically.

Rochelle Tafolla with Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast says they provided over 650 IUDs to women in the months of November, December, and January of this year. Compared to last year in those months, 380 IUDs were provided to women.