ellaOne is an emergency contraceptive pill which can help women and people with uteruses prevent unplanned pregnancy. It contains an ingredient called ulipristal acetate and works by helping to delay ovulation, meaning that the sperm have no egg to fertilise and so no pregnancy takes place. ellaOne is the most effective morning after pill* and can be effective for up to five days after unprotected sex. Read more about how ellaOne works.
*Verify at ellaOne.co.uk/verify
We know that there are a lot of myths and misconceptions about what emergency contraception (often called the morning after pill) is and how it works. We know that the first time many people learn about how emergency contraception works is when they’re on the way to the pharmacy to get it, which can be a really nerve wracking experience.
Our mission is to spread accurate, information which is fact checked by medical professionals, to help more people get the facts so they have the information they need to make an informed decision in the event of unprotected sex or contraceptive failure.