When we conducted a survey at festivals last summer, 90% of our participants said they didn’t know how to get the morning after pill abroad.
If you’re worried about contraceptive failure, and you don’t want to wave Google translate in a bemused pharmacist’s face, you might want to consider ordering the morning after pill in advance so you have it just in case.
“If a condom breaks or you have unprotected sex and there is a risk of pregnancy, don’t panic,” Isabel says, “there are two types of emergency contraception: the emergency contraceptive pill (known as the morning after pill) and the intrauterine device (IUD).”
“The name ‘morning after pill’ is misleading as it can actually be taken 3-5 days after unprotected sex (depending on the type),” she continues, “the emergency contraceptive pill can be hard to get hold of in some parts of the world, so you might want to consider taking one with you from home for peace of mind.”
Remember, you can order ellaOne direct from ellaonedirect.co.uk for 24-hour delivery – or 12 hours if you leave packing to the last minute!
Whether you’re spending your summer sunbathing on the beach or living vicariously through Love Island, we hope 2019 will be your best summer yet. If you have any sex or relationship-related questions, get in touch using the hashtag #AskElla.
Have you ever bought the morning after pill overseas? If you have taken emergency contraception at some point in your life, share your story with us and help show others that they are not alone and they have nothing to be ashamed of.
By: Sophia Moss
ellaOne® 30mg film-coated tablet contains ulipristal acetate and is indicated for emergency contraception within 120 hours (5 days) of unprotected sexual intercourse or contraceptive failure.