HHS Retweets Celebration of Birth Control

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Population Affairs (OPA) re-tweeted a video entitled “Thanks, Birth Control” last week, and then apparently deleted the retweet today, Nov. 12. The video touts how birth control allows people to have carefree sex and includes references to drinking and staying out all night.

The OPA also retweeted an image from the video on Nov. 12 (see below) from Family Planning National Training Centers (NTCs) with the hashtag #ThxBirthControl, and then also apparently deleted that retweet as well.

The video was produced and posted on Nov. 5, on YouTube by Bedsider.org, which is part of The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, a non-profit that promotes contraceptives for females of all ages and was tweeted by the National Women’s Health Network (NWHN), a birth control advocacy group.

The HHS Office of Population Affairs (OPA) then retweeted the NWHN tweet on Nov. 6.

“We’ve got this cute song stuck in our head. Yes, thank you birth control!” the NWHN tweet states and includes a link to the video.

“So we say thanks, a big high five for the reason that we’re here – birth control, your honor roll, I owe you a beer,” is the refrain of the song in the 3-minute animated video.