What women say about ellaOne
“My pregnancy scare was because the condom broke. I went to a pharmacy and got the morning after pill. I don’t know what would have happened if I didn’t take emergency contraception. It might have been a different story; I don’t like to think about it.”
“I know about emergency contraception because my parents talked to me about it. I don’t think I’ll need to use it, but you never know. It’s good to know it’s there, just in case!”
“ One time, I went out and I met this gorgeous guy. We ended up not using condoms. The next morning, we went to the pharmacy and got the morning-after pill, just in case. I think it is really worth the price. If you have a mishap it’s the right thing to do. If you need it, well you need it and you go and get it.”
“ I took emergency contraception because the condom broke. And that was it, I had to go and get it.”
“I know that you should take the morning after pill as soon as possible. Getting it directly from a pharmacy is really convenient. I would not be at ease discussing sex with a doctor who knows my family and me.”
“I have emergency contraception at home because I am on the pill and I have forgotten to take my pills once or twice. It’s reassuring to have an emergency contraception tablet ready in advance.”
Asking your pharmacist for the morning after pill
If you need emergency contraception, it may be helpful to plan what you are going to say to the pharmacist. Here are some ideas:
- “I’d like the emergency contraceptive pill please.”
- “I’d like the morning after pill please.”
- “I’ve had a contraceptive mishap and I’d like the morning after pill please.”
- “Can I talk to someone about the morning after pill please?”
Take somebody with you if it makes you feel more comfortable.
Where can I get the morning after pill?
You can buy ellaOne® from your local pharmacy without prescription.
Be prepared for the pharmacist to ask you a few questions about things such as if you are taking any medication. These questions are just to make sure ellaOne® is the right morning after pill for you. In some instances, they may recommend other brands, but ellaOne is the most effective*.
Talk to your pharmacist
Although you may feel embarrassed, there’s no need to be. Pharmacy staff deal with all kinds of sensitive situations everyday – it’s their job to help you to deal with the situation calmly and make this experience as uncomplicated as they can for you. They will provide advice and support in a professional manner and if you have any questions about the emergency contraceptive pill, don’t be afraid to ask them.