I was worried about fertility and side effects but I didn't experience any problems

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Written by: Soumya, 27, London

I took the morning after pill as I had unprotected sex with a long term partner and wasn’t on any contraception at the time.

It was in the afternoon around November and I was 23. I got it from the chemist. It was a pretty normal experience. I had to be assessed by a chemist and I was a bit scared as I was worried about fertility and side effects, but I didn’t experience any problems in the end. I don’t think I know of anyone being judged over taking the morning after pill.

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.