I went to the sexual health clinic in a panic

Illustrated portrait of a woman. Written by: Anonymous, 25, Lichfield

I was given a contraceptive pill which was out of date!

I hadn’t thought to check, I took this packet with me on a weekend break with my long term partner, realising by chance on day 3.

I went to the sexual health clinic in a panic, they explained the pill should still work, but I was still welcome to take the morning after. They were lovely, understanding and very discreet. ellaOne did give me some painful side effects for about a week after, but I’ve been fine since.

They also sent me away with in date contraceptive pills!

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.