I sought emergency contraception during freshers week

Illustrated portrait of a woman.

Written by: Anonymous, London

I needed to take this during my first few weeks at university.

It’s a pretty reckless time of life and I can’t imagine that I was the only one who sought emergency contraception during freshers week. The pharmacy experience was excruciating.

Not so much because of anyone in particular, but I was hungover, feeling pretty rough, and it was just the latent atmosphere. It’s hard to describe but it’s very palpable. Asking for the morning after pill is still something I’d rather not have to do. But the alternative is perhaps even more reckless.

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.