Viral Photo Shows Newborn Baby Triumphantly Holding Failed Birth Control Device

A photo of a newborn baby holding an apparently unsuccessful birth control device has gone viral.

Tran Viet Huong, the head of obstetrics at Hai Phong International Hospital in Vietnam, said the baby grabbed his mother's intrauterine device after it came out during his birth last Monday.

Huong shared photos of the baby to his department's Facebook page, and the post garnered several thousand comments and shares and earned tabloid coverage.
  • The mother and her child were not identified. 

"After delivery, I thought him holding the device was interesting, so I took a picture. I never thought it would receive so much attention," Phuong told Vietnam’s VNExpress newspaper.

IUDs prevent conception by releasing copper into the womb, and are supposed to be the most reliable form of contraception.

via Gfycat

Religious organizations in the United States have fiercely opposed an Affordable Care Act requirement that employers provide free birth control coverage, citing the constitutional right to religious freedom.
  • The Supreme Court was set to rule sometime this month on whether an exemption for houses of worship should be extended to religious nonprofits.
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