While going to the pharmacy and basically announcing that you’ve had sex can understandably feel daunting, the pharmacist would always prefer to see the person taking the morning after pill in person. They need to make sure they know who is receiving the pill and that the person is taking it of their own free will.
“The customer’s safety needs to be considered, the pharmacist needs to be sure that the woman wants the medication and that she is not being coerced in any way. Why can the patient not come in themselves?” says Laura.
“The pharmacist may want to speak to the customer on the phone at the very least to establish some of this information,” she continues.
While there may be a very understandable reason that you would not want to go to the pharmacy to get the morning after pill in person – such as your work schedule, feeling unwell or feeling embarrassed – whether or not the pharmacist is willing to give your partner the morning after pill is at their discretion. Some may be satisfied with a phone consultation, but others may not.
Therefore, if you are able to go and get emergency contraception in person it is the quickest and easiest way to get it, particularly if you want to take it as soon as possible. Remember that your partner can always come with you to get it if that would make you feel more comfortable.