A huge part of ellaOne’s mission is to get to the bottom of where the stigma around emergency contraception comes from so we can help dismantle it. Dr Anne highlights how, throughout history, women’s sexuality has been seen as entwined with reproduction. A woman who takes steps to prevent pregnancy is going against this old fashioned view and, although things are definitely better than they were in the 1960s, may still be stigmatised for it.
We’ve come a long way, but there’s still a way to go. We say enough is enough. It’s 2020 and women have every right to take control of if or when they have children.
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By: Sophia Moss
*Based on a survey of 1027 18-35 year olds.
ellaOne® 30mg film-coated tablet contains ulipristal acetate and is indicated for emergency contraception within 120 hours (5 days) of unprotected sex or contraceptive failure. Always read the label.