I was very nervous and I felt ashamed and embarrassed

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Written by: Anonymous, 25, Cardiff

I was 15, nearly 16. I was using condoms with my boyfriend at the time and it had split, so I went to the GP and made an emergency appointment.

I was very nervous and I felt ashamed and embarrassed. I felt like people would judge me when they heard what I was asking for and look negatively at me. I was a little worried about long term effects but not very and I didn’t experience any.

I think women feel like they have to justify why they are taking it because they feel that people may judge them for being promiscuous or 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.