#MyMorningAfter stories

My Morning After Stories

Welcome to #MyMorningAfter stories, where people of all ages are sharing their real-life experiences of taking the morning after pill. Through speaking openly and honestly about emergency contraception, we can show everyone that they are not alone. Share your story and help stamp out the stigma around the morning after pill.

I will always be thankful for having the opportunity of such a “rescue” at that moment

I was a student. I was using condoms and it came off

I had honestly always thought that condoms breaking was an urban myth

I was relieved, it made me feel much less embarrassed

I just felt quite judged, like I had been slutty to have had sex with no protection

Once I took the morning after pill, I felt happy that I had plucked up the courage to get it

I went to the pharmacy to get the morning after pill

He told me the condom broke and I should get the morning after pill

I got the morning after pill after a one night stand

I learnt my lesson: check the expiry date before using condoms

I had a one night stand and felt I needed the morning after pill

I’m happily married and don’t want another baby

I’m glad I took the morning after pill, it made me feel relieved

I knew about EllaOne from a TV advert and decided to order it

He gave me a slap on the wrist for not being more careful

My boyfriend took me to the pharmacy to get the morning after pill

I didn’t regret taking the morning after pill

My boyfriend and I aren’t ready to have a child so I took the morning after pill

I knew it wasn’t the right time for me to have a baby

I’ve taken the morning after pill 3 or 4 times in my 20s

I went to the pharmacy on my lunch break

I’ve used the morning after pill while travelling abroad

I initially felt really embarrassed to go and get the morning after pill

The questions still stick with me to this day

The condom broke on a Friday night with my long term partner

I was so drunk that I wasn’t sure if a condom had been used

I’ve taken the morning after pill four times

I have taken the morning after pill four times over 15 years

I have a child and I’ve used the morning after pill a couple of times

I had sex with a friend of mine and forgot I wasn’t on the pill anymore

I got caught up in the moment and had unprotected sex

It was my decision to get the morning after pill

She gave me a sympathetic smile and said ‘don’t worry’

I wasn’t going to take the morning after pill at first

He said it was my problem because I should have been on the pill

The fact that you now have a choice is incredible

My partner was an idiot and “forgot” to pull out

The pharmacist wasn’t prepared to give me the morning after pill

I’ve taken the morning after pill 3 times

I tried to tell myself not to feel ashamed

I found this collection of stories incredibly heartening

They gave me the “use condoms” talk

I took the morning after pill and it was fine

I’ve taken the morning after pill three times in my life

I saw a tv ad for ellaOne in the cinema

The stigma surrounding the morning after pill gives me anxiety

I decided the best thing to do was to take ellaOne

The woman issuing the pill asked me if I’d had a one night stand

I felt no judgement from the male pharmacist

I have taken the morning after pill a handful of times

I’ve taken the morning after pill a few times since I’ve been sexually active

My GP wasn’t judgemental about me getting emergency contraception

I bought the morning after pill after my contraceptive patch fell off

I don’t feel guilty about taking the morning after pill

We decided we don’t want kids, so we use condoms and the pill

I took the morning after pill after losing my virginity

I took ellaOne with no problems. I didn’t have any side effects

I found myself at the chemist seeking emergency contraception

My experiences of taking the morning after pill has been largely positive

I’m glad I had the option to use the morning after pill

I took emergency contraception when the condom had split without either of us noticing

My boyfriend went to the store to ask for the morning after pill for me

I first took the morning after pill when I was 16 and hadn’t even had sex

I told the pharmacist that the person I had slept with had not worn a condom

I am 43 years old and I just did not want anymore children

The next day we realised we hadn’t touched the condoms we brought with us

The condom broke, so I took the morning after pill

The first time I used the morning after pill, I was in my late teens

My husband was waiting for his vasectomy when the condom broke

Just like many women, I was nervous about how the pharmacists would act

It had been a really hectic week and I’d forgotten to take my pill

I have a latex allergy and didn’t have any latex free condoms with me

I took ellaOne and left the guy I was seeing

The morning after pill was fine, I feel like the staff were very professional

The pharmacist gave me two options and I chose ellaOne

I have never felt ashamed to get or take the morning after pill

I used an online pharmacy service to buy the morning after pill

I’ve thankfully never felt judged when getting the morning after pill

No one but me can make such an important decision about my body

I was so angry about the male pharmacists reaction

I left that clinic feeling like a promiscuous harlot

I went to the chemist to collect the morning after pill

I never had any issues with the morning after pill

I started to throw up a few weeks after taking the morning after pill

We decided we don’t want kids and we use condoms and the pill

They told me to come back the next day

We have a new baby and my husband and I weren’t willing to risk another pregnancy