Have you ever taken the morning after pill? If so, how did you feel about it? Some people may feel a sense of judgement or shame when thinking about hormonal emergency contraception, but there is no reason to feel that way.
The morning after pill is for anyone who wants to prevent an unplanned pregnancy after having unprotected sex or experiencing contraceptive failure. No contraceptive method is 100% effective, and sometimes things can go wrong. Condoms can break, pills can be missed or made ineffective by illness, and yes, sometimes people can get carried away in the heat of the moment.
The morning after pill is used by women and people with uteruses from all walks of life. It doesn’t matter if you’re single, dating, in a relationship, married, or if you have kids or not: if you’re not ready to have a baby right now, you have the right to seek emergency contraception.
That’s why ellaOne® has created My Morning After Stories, a campaign that invites people to share their experiences with emergency contraception. The aim is to break the stigma around this type of contraception and to offer support and reassurance to others who may need it.
The stories on this platform show how diverse and positive this experience can be. Many people report feeling relieved and reassured after taking the morning after pill. We’ve selected some of the stories to show you that you’re not alone.