These "Thanks, Birth Control" Tweets Show How Essential It Is To Women's Health

Andrew Zaeh for Bustle

Today, for the fifth year in a row, we're celebrating Thanks, Birth Control Day. Originally started in 2012 by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, the day was launched to celebrate not just the benefits of birth control, but the freedom it gives women in taking control of their bodies, letting them decide if and when they're ready to have a child. It is, for so many women out there, an essential option to have at her fingertips.

This year, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy's poll of over 2,000 adults found that 85 percent of adults agree that access to birth control is an extremely important part of health care. The poll also found that 83 percent of adult would support making sure everyone who wants birth control has access to it, and 87 percent believe everyone absolutely deserves access to birth control.

But while the majority of Americans can see just how necessary birth control is to health care and women's reproductive rights, the government continues to attack insurance coverage, access to birth control and the Affordable Care Act, which gives 62 million women access to birth control. And, according to the Guttmacher Institute, the U.S. has the lowest unintended pregnancies in 30 years, as well as a historic low of unintended pregnancies among teens thanks to birth control access and more in-depth sex education.

So what do we do? We do what we did the day after Trump's inauguration: We raise our voices. And social media, considering we're living in a Twitter presidency, is a good place to start. Here are some the people (yes, some men, too!) on Twitter right now, who are sharing their stories and thanking birth control with the #ThxBirthControl hashtag.

1Thanks For Giving Women A Choice

2Thanks For Letting Us Be PMS-Free

3Thanks For Helping Us Have Kids Someday

4Thanks For Being One Of The Greatest Achievements

5Thanks For Keeping Us Healthy

6Thanks For Giving Us Control

7Thanks For Letting Us Follow Our Dreams

8Thanks For Giving Us A Future

9Thanks For Letting Both Partners Benefit

10Thanks For Peace Of Mind

11Thanks For Family Planning

12Thanks For Autonomy

13Thanks For No Menstrual Cramps

14Thanks For Letting Us Enjoy Sex

15Thanks For Easing Stress Over Ovarian Cancer

16Thanks For Financial Independence

17Thanks For Making Us Feel Powerful

18Thanks For Not Being A Mom But For Being An Aunt

19Thanks For Pain-Free Endometriosis

20Thanks For Saving Lives

21Thanks For Normal Cycles

22Thanks For Equality

23Thanks For Giving Us The Chance To Chase Their Dreams

If you want to show your appreciation and thanks to birth control, too, then get on Twitter, share your story, and use the #ThxBirthControl hashtag today. We definitely have a lot for which to be thankful.