It was my decision to get the morning after pill

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Written by Anonymous, 24, London

I have taken the morning after pill twice in my life and both times due to contraception failure. Shit happens I guess!

On the first occasion, I was nervous and the whole pharmacy scenario made me feel uncomfortable. It wasn’t great for my anxiety levels, but it’s just one of those things women have to deal with, pretty much on their own. To be fair the pharmacist was really sympathetic and understanding. I was actually grateful for the private discussion even though I know some people hate it.

The second time was much easier. I’ve never understood people who have such firm opinions on other people’s bodies. To each their own. You’ve got to make your own way in life and you’ve got to make your own choices. It was my decision to have sex, it was my decision to get 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.